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Ernest William JOYCE

Regimental number3659
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingBandsman
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPainter
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 4"
Weight108 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Joyce, 245 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Bronchial Pneumona in France.
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVIA, Row B, Grave No. 15), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter James and Mary JOYCE, 245 Ganger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917; marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 3 October 1917.

Promoted Acting Sergeant, 21 November 1917.

Found guilty, 14 February 1918, of being absent without leave from 2400 hours, 12 February 1918, until arrested by Military Police at 1050 hours, 13 February 1918: award, reverts to the rank of Private, and forfeits 1 day's pay.

Promoted Acting Sergeant, 19 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918, and reverts to the rank of Private the same day; marched into Base Depot, Calais, 15 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 17 April 1918; taken on strength of 50th Bn, in the field, 22 April 19180.

Promoted Corporal, 27 May 1918, and promoted Temporary Sergeant the same day.

Promoted Sergeant, 24 July 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918, and transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Remy, the same day (pneumonia).

Died, No 41 Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOYCE Ernest William

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