William Sidney Boyce

#46320, b. September 1898, d. 6 November 1918

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegSeptember 1898William Sidney Boyce
Death6 November 1918William Sidney Boyce1

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: William's birth was registered in the quarter ended in September 1898 in the Great Yarmouth registration district. Registered as William Sidney BURWOOD Spt qtr 1898.
  • Death: William died on 6 November 1918 in France and Flanders, Died of wounds (Aged 20 years and 2 months, worked back from recorded birth date).1

Census details

Military Career

Records show that William Sidney Boyce served in the armed forces. Williamwas a corporal in the East Surrey Regiment, and he is commemorated in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY.
Background information on Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Cambrai (near), Nord, France, - Le Cateau was lost to the Germans early in the war, and remained in their hands until very close to the end, 10th October, 1918. During the occupation, Le Cateau had been a German railhead and the site of an important hospital centre. As William died of wounds, we cannot be certain wherre and when he was involved in any battles.

Citations

  1. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about William Sidney Boyce
    Name:      William Sidney Boyce
    Birth Place:      Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
    Death Date:      6 Nov 1918
    Death Location:      France & Flanders
    Enlistment Location:      Norwich, Norfolk
    Rank:      Corporal
    Regiment:      East Surrey Regiment
    Battalion:      8th Battalion
    Number:      33242
    Type of Casualty:      Died of wounds
    Theatre of War:      Western European Theatre."