Boyes J M


J. M. Boyes
Could be
Q. M. Sergt.
Forename(s)John Reginald
WarWorld War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.12/1564
Date of Birth23 October  1887
Place of BirthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
First Known RankSergeant
Occupation before EnlistmentGardener
Next of KinGeorge Boyes (brother), Hamilton, New Zealand
Marital StatusSingle
Enlistment Date14 December 1914
Enlistment AddressAlbert Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Military DistrictAuckland
Age on Enlistment27
Body on Embarkation3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation UnitAuckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date14 February
Place of EmbarkationWellington, New Zealand
TransportHMNZT 17; HMNZT 18; HMNZT 19
VesselMaunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Page on Nominal Roll71
Military Awards1914 – 1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Discharge Date12 January
Reason for DischargeMedically unfit for active service
Place of DeathHamilton, New Zealand
Date of Death22
July 1977
Age at Death89
Year of Death1977
Cemetery NameHamilton Park, Newstead, Hamilton
Biographical NotesThe 1925 Electoral Roll
for Bay of Plenty, has John Reginald Boyes,
a commission agent, residing in Opotiki.
Archives NZ sourceMilitary personnel file.
Sources UsedNominal Rolls of New
Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I.
Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
New Zealand Society of Genealogists. ‘New Zealand
Elections, Five Significant Rolls’ CD.
A, Q.M.S. J. R. Boyes is noted as being ‘Wounded’ on the
8 August, in the Waikato Times, 18 August 1915, Page 5
Transcript of image below . . . . . . . .
Quartermaster Sergeant John Reginald Boyes, reported wounded, is 25
years of age. He is a native of London, and was educated at the
Warehouseman, Clerks and Drapers College. He later spent two years
in  . . . . . the large London draper establishment and came to New
Zealand nine years ago. For a time he was in the employ of a Wanganui
firm, and about four years ago came to Hamilton, where he entered
into the wove wire business. He left with the 3rd Reinforcements. He is
brother of Mr George Boyes of Hamilton.
Papers Past — New Zealand Herald — 4 November 1915, Page 5 …
MEN WHO RETURNED… John Reginald Boyes, quartermaster sergeant, Hamilton.
Papers Past — New Zealand Herald – 18 August 1915, Page 9 …
Auckland Infantry Batallion … John Reginald Boyes
(Quartermaster-Sergeant), eye – George Boyes, Hamilton


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