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Daniel Hugh BOYCE

Regimental number3699
Place of birthDonegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPowell Town near Yarra Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, G. Boyce, Leherkenally, Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Moved out from 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 26 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 February 1916. Transferred to 57th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Kalyan' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 24 June 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, neck); to Ambulance Train, 20 July 1916, and admitted to 25th General Hospital, 21 July 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'St. Denis' for base details in England, 29 July 1916; taken on strength of No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 August 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 September 1916 (classified B1A); marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 9 October 1916.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone on SS 'Princess Victoria', 5 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 6 December 1916; moved out to field, 21 December 1916; rejoined unit, 24 December 1916.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 14 May 1917 (influenza); rejoined unit in the field, 4 June 1917; proceeded to England on leave, 4 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 17 September 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 8 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 October 1918.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 December 1918, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station (scabies); discharged to unit, 6 January 1919; moved out from field, 4 February 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 14 February 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 15 February 1919, and marched into 2nd Brigade Convalescent Camp, Codford.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 March 1919 (venereal disease); discharged to 2nd Training Brigade, Codford, 22 March 1919 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 10 days); marched into No 2 Group, Weymouth, 7 June 1919.

Found guilty at Weymouth, 23 June 1919, of neglecting to go out on parade for fatigue despite being ordered to do so, 22 June 1919: awarded fine of 1 days' pay; forfeited total of 1 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919. Discharged 3rd Military District, 12 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 March 1963
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYCE Daniel Hugh

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