1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Ernest Joyce

Contributed by: Neil Joyce, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name Ernest
Surname Joyce
Year of Birth 1880
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Ernest's Story

My grandfather, Sgt. Ernest Joyce, aged 38, of the 1st Battalion the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, was killed in action on the 29th September 1918. The Cornwalls were attacking enemy positions in the area around Cambrai. He was born in Sawtry, Cambs, and had moved the Nuneaton, Warwicks. He had been in the Army for 13 years and went through the Boer War campaign. He was well known in Nuneaton, being employed by the Midland Railway and also in the local Salvation Army where he was the leader of the Sunday School.

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