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William Percy Boyce

In memory of:

Private William Percy Boyce

June 6, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

823655

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

14th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 3, 1887

Son of Thomas Edward and May Boyce, of Widcombe, Bath; husband of Winifred F. Boyce, of 11, Hatfield Buildings, Widcombe Hill, Bath, England.

Commemorated on Page 205 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEEHIVE CEMETERY (WILLERVAL)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

B. 1.

Location:

Willerval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 10 kilometres north-east of Arras. Beehive Cemetery is one kilometre north of the village and 600 metres by the footpath from the west side of the D50E road to Mericourt in a place called Lorgette. The cemetery owes its name to a German machine gun emplacement known to the British troops as The Beehive. The cemetery covers an area of 431 square yards. It is enclosed by a concrete curb and a thorn hedge and planted with maples. It stands among cornfields, on the crest of a low ridge, with considerable views of the Vimy battlefield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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