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Regimental number2699
Place of birthChain of Ponds, South Australia
SchoolPublic School
AddressParuna, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 6.75"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Joyce, Paruna, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 2 years; exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 22), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Eli and Annie JOYCE, Paruna, South Australia. Native of Chain of Ponds
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3042 Corporal Hedley JOYCE, 50th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOYCE Tom

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