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Full Name: Ellis Ernie England Boyce
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ellis Ernie England
Surname: Boyce
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9204
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Miss S.E. Boyce, 33 Carrington Street, St, Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 190 Peterborough Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: headquarters, 20 Canto
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 22
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 23 May 1941
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference: 6. A. 13.
Biographical Notes: Son of John Ellis Boyce and Harriet Elizabeth Boyce, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; nephew of Sarah E. Boyce, of Christchurch
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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