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Gunner F. J. Bloyce. RFA


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#1 Graham66

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:15 PM

Hi, this is another search that I could do with some help in filling in the gaps, yet again, ANY information would be great in helping me build up a profile, of not only the person, but his unit, the actions they were involved in....you know, the sort of stuff.
Gunner Frederick(Fredrick) James or (James Frederick/Fredrick) Bloyce 44716
54th Bty, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. d 25th July 1917.
Many thanks, in anticipation, Graham.


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:19 PM

Name: Frederick Bloyce
Birth Place: Manningtree, Essex
Death Date: 25 Jul 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Number: 44716
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:39 PM

They appear to have been at the Somme.

David John Evans, Gunner, W/829, Royal Field Artillery. David was born in Letterston to James and Rachel Evans, of Green Plain Cottage, Letterston. He enlisted at Bridgend into the 54th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. This was a regular Army Battery, attached to the 1st Division, and they had been in France since the retreat from Mons in August, 1914. He was Killed in Action during the Battle of the Somme, on the 13th August 1916, aged 22. David was buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, in Grave IV. H. 10.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:05 PM

They appear to have been at the Somme.


not on the date Gnr Bloyce was KiA, who is buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Interesting that you have pulled up one of my local men who also rests in peace with one of my Great Uncles at Montauban,

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:06 PM

Sorry - it wasn't meant to indicate where he was at the time of death but as one of the battles the unit was involved on along the way.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:53 AM

His MIC indicates that he arrived overseas on 8th October 1914 with the 7th DAC (Divisional Ammunition Column) RFA and was awarded a clasp for his 14 Star

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