The AIF Project

Arthur Alfred Alexander JOYCE

Regimental number15802
Place of birthWoollahra, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolDouble Bay Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, W J Joyce, 96 Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Naval Cadet, Rushcutters Bay Depot ( 2 years in the Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameOctober 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOn leaving school he entered the laboratory of the late Doctor J. Fromde Flashman and on the latter enlisting for active service Joyce went to the Royal Hospital for Women. (details from Father)
FateKilled in Action 2 October 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death19.6
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 8), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William James and Letitia Mary JOYCE, Faraday Avenue, Rose Bay, New South Wales. Native of Woollahra, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 32091 Sergeant William Henry JOYCE MSM, War Records Section, returned to Australia, 28 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Found guilty, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, of being absent without leave from parade, 16 January 1917: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 February 1917.

Transferred to 5th Division Army Medical Corps, 24 February 1917; taken on strength, 15th Field Ambulance, 26 February 1917.

Admitted to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 June 1917 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to Ambulance Train, 18 June 1917, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 19 June 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to duty, 12 August 1917; total period of treatment: 55 days; rejoined 15th Field Ambulance, in the field, 20 August 1917.

Killed in action, 2 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOYCE Arthur Alfred Alexander

Print format