Corporal Hedley Joyce

Apr 2nd, 1917 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries


CHAIN OP PONDS, May 21.-News of the death of Cpl. Hedley Joyce was received with regret here. He was born at Ludlow, Chain of Ponds, and was 24 years of age. He was at first thought to be missing, but later -the authorities notified Mr. and Mrs. Joyce (now living at Paringa) that he had been killed. The young soldier was a well-known oarsman,and had won ‘more than 30 medals for rowing. He was also a member of the interstate crew which heat the Victorian crew on the Port River. He is the second soldier son of the family to be killed at the front. Pte. Tom Joyce, who was also born in this township, was only recently killed.He was 21 years of age.
The Register (Adelaide, SA) 22 May 1917)

Roll of Honour – Hedley Joyce

Service number: 3042

Rank: Corporal

Unit: 50th Battalion (Infantry)

Service: Australian Army

Conflict: 1914-1918

Date of death: 2 April 1917

Place of death: France

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

Hedley Joyce’s name is located at panel 150 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Map of Commemorative area showing which panel Hedley Joyce's name is located

Hedley JOYCE

Regimental number 3042
Place of birth Gumeracha, South Australia
School Public School
Religion Methodist
Occupation Labourer
Address Paruna, South Australia
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 23
Next of kin Father, E Joyce, Paruna, South Australia
Enlistment date 15 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 14 June 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/27/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 50th Battalion
Fate Killed in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or wounding Noreuil, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial
Family/military connections Brother: 2699 Pte Tom JOYCE, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916.
Other details Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



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