Tom Baxter Joyce
|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Gates Head on Tyne, England|
|Death||1 Jun 1917|
|Place of Death||Pont de Nieppe near Armentières|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years old|
5'9¼" (1.76 m) tall ; 153 lbs|
69.4 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jandakot Post Office (Banjup)|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Jayne Ann Joyce|
|Date of Enlistment||3 Apr 1916|
|Unit/Formation||44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement / 12th Brigade, 4th Division|
|Date of Embarkation||13 Oct 1916 ‒ 2 Dec 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A23 Suffolk|
|Fate||Killed in Action 1 Jun 1917|
Banjup War Memorial |
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Had spent 4 years as an apprentice in horse shoeing.
Entering camp, Tom was initially allocated to the 60th Depot Company, before on 1 May 1916 being allocated tot he 5th reinforcement draft for the 51st Battalion. Later he was transferred to the 3rd draft for the 44th Battalion, with whom he travelled to England.
On arrival in England Tom joined the 11th Training Battalion until he proceeded overseas to France on 16 Jan 1917 aboard the HMT Princesse Clementine.
Joined the 44th Battalion on 2 Jan 1917 in the front line trenches at Armentiès.
On 1 Jun 1917 the 44th Battalion was engaged in working parties near Pont de Nieppe, and it might be assumed that Tom's death was a result of enemy artillery fire trying to disrupt those working parties.
The Drill of the Foot-Hills 1916 Jun-Jul edition. Tom is mentioned on p.5
Tom's mother Joyce Baxter Joyce is awarded a pension of 18/6d per fortnight ($1.85) from 12 Aug 1917.
Buried STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium - Plot II, Row D, Grave 6. Strand Military Cemetery is 13 kms south of Ieper (Ypres) town centre, on the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Messen and on to Armentieres.
Included on the Banjup Memorial, but not on the Spearwood Monument