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Boyce, Henry Basil Pridden (Lieutenant)

Prisoner of War 1918-03-12

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Birth Date: 1893-04-01 (age 87)

Born: South Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan

Frank H. Boyce, no mention of his mother.

Enlistment: Valcartier, Quebec

Enlistment Date: 1914-09-21

62 (FR) Sqn- Squadron (RFC)
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
15232 CEF
Boyce enlisted in the Fort Gary Horse, CEF as a private. He was wounded in France in August, 1915. After experience in the trenches in France for over a year he was selected for officer training. After recovering from his wound he also suffered bouts of extended tonsillitis and influenza. He transferred to the RFC as a Lieutenant in October, 1917, and after flight training was posted to 62 Sqn. RFC. He was shot down 1918-03-12 over Clary, Nord, France, the 29th victim of Lothar von Richtoffen, on one of his first flights, but survived the crash to be made POW. He was repatriated 1918-12-04.

Lieutenant Henry Basil Pridden Boyce was cremated.

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