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Harry George Boyce

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry George AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    41224 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of James and Amy Boyce, of Ruatoria, East Coast, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 December 2022 -
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs A. Boyce, Waipiro Bay, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
    • should read - Mrs A. Boyce, Waipiro Bay, East Coast, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 6 December 2022 -
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    41224 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.38 Shop assistant/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.38
    RuatoriaEast Cape 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.38
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died on active service AWMM
    • Died on active serve, Cause of Death: drowning Public - Cherie - Other relative - 28 April 2018 - Military Records and Military Coronial Inquest Records

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of James and Amy Boyce, of Ruatoria, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Son of James Boyce and Amy Maria Boyce nee Groves of Ruatoria, Waiapu Valley, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand. He was born in April 1904, Waiapu, Poverty Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted in the New Zealand Army Service Corps of Transport (NZASC) later known as the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport (RNZCT). While his death in the Graves Registration Report Form is listed as the 8 Jan 1944 his exact date of death is unknown. A Military Coronor’s Inquest was held and official cause of death was drowning. Public - Cherie - Other relative - 28 April 2018 - Military Personnel File and Military Coroner’s Inquest Records
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About death

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  • Death
    8 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 4. G. 7 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Boyce. —Mrs. Boyce and family, Waipiro Bay, wish to thank all kind friends and relatives who sent cards, letters and telegrams of sympathy in their sad loss of Harry, overseas. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 23 June 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21383, 19 APRIL 1944, PAGE 1
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.38 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
28 April 2018CherieQueensland AustraliaOther relative
04 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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