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Regimental number1624
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 3"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss Rita Tourney, Palace Hotel, Wagin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported wounded, 19 July 1916.

Now reported missing, not wounded, 20 July 1916.Fate determined as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916.'

Note on file: 'austr. Sold. Joyce, J. Erk.Mrk. 1624, 32. Bn. am 19.7. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note on Red Cross File No 147060: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMiss Tourney subsequently married: Mrs Rital CALDER; her claim to Pte Joyce's war medals was rejected.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOYCE Jack
Red Cross file 1470601

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