Levi James Boyce

#13972, b. September 1878, d. September 1937

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegSeptember 1878Levi James Boyce1
Christening10 November 1878Levi James Boyce2
Death of Mother14 February 1918Elizabeth Boyce3,4
DeathSeptember 1937Levi James Boyce5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Description: At the age of 36 years Levi James Boyce was described as 5 feet 6 and a quarter inches tall, with a chest measurement when fully expanded of 36 inches. He had a scar on his left breast and tattoo marks on his left forearm. He had slightly defective teeth.6
  • Occupation: Levi was a carman.6
  • Residence: In 1915 Levi James lived in 116 Abbots Road, Poplar, Greater London, England.
  • Anecdote: After his mother died he changed his next of kin to his sister Mrs Caroline Woodward, High Green, Rowton, Suffolk.7
  • Milit-serv: Levi served in France from 18th March 1915 to 11th June 1916. The army records are a little difficult to read but he was still in the army in 1920. During his service he was appointed, but subsequently had taken away from him for absence and drunkenness, the rank of corporal. between 1915 and 1920.7
  • Milit-serv: Levi when serving as a driver for the 361 Coy R.A.S.C. he signed up for further service until no later that 30th April 1920 on 31 January 1920.7
  • Residence: In March 1920 Levi James lived in Care of Mrs Woodward, Near School, Rowton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.7
  • Anecdote: Levi appears not have married by 1920.7

Census details


  • 1915, T2/SR/029226
  • 1915, Aldershot, England, joining the No 1 Coy of the Army Service Corps.

    He noted in his attestation papers that his mother was Elizabeth BOYCE residing in Bury St Edmunds, so even though we have yet to find Levi in the 1901 census we can be sure that this is OUR Levi.

    He had served in the A.S.C. previously and had been discharged on the termination of his engagement. He attested for this first stint in Jan 1901, and was discharged in 1912. He did not serve overseas in the Boer War6
  • 1916, Brighton, England, for a vericose vein operation. He was hospitalised for 18 days.7
  • 1920, Marsielles, France, On this date he signed an official Statement as to Disability form, stating that he was NOT suffering from any disability due to his military service.


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Levi James Boyce
    Year of Registration:      1878
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    District:      Hoxne
    County:      Norfolk, Suffolk
    Volume:      4a
    Page:      631.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      LEVI JAMES
    Last name      BOYCE
    Birth year      1878
    Baptism year      1878
    Baptism day      10
    Baptism month      Nov
    Parish      HOXNE, ST PETER & ST PAUL
    Mother's name      Elizabeth
    Father's name      James
    Father's occupation      Husbandman
    County      Suffolk
    Country      England
    Entry number      4723
    Record set      Suffolk Baptism Index (part 3)
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  3. Copies of original certificates and docs: A copy of the death certificate is included in the attestation papers of her son Levi. I have saved full copy of all papers in a file on home PC.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Boyce      Elizabeth      61      Bury St.E.      4a     1075.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Levi J H Boyce
    Death Registration Month/Year:      1937
    Age at death (estimated):      58
    Registration district:      Bury St Edmunds
    Inferred County:      Suffolk
    Volume:      4a
    Page:      859.
  6. "British attestation records from ancetry.com and findmypast.com."
  7. "British attestation records from ancetry.com and findmypast.com", saved in a file on home PC.