honor role

John, Alexis

MM ** 3102B Sgt 48th Bn.

Born at Ballarat Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 1 February 1916 age 26, engineer. Nok (both parents dead) sister, Mrs Eugene Armstrong in Buchan Victoria. Embarked at Fremantle 23 December 1916 per A35 Berrima. Served in France and wounded in action 18 August 1917. RTA per Somali June 1919. In 1939 Alexis Boyce was resident at 41 Battle St, Mosman Park. Service medals and award: Military Medal, BWM and VM. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 10 October 1919, p.1498, position 62. London Gazette: 17 June 1919, p. 7694, position 23. Citation: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near Le Vercuier on the 18th September 1918. Organising a section, Sgt Boyce rushed a machine gun position which was holding up his platoon capturing the gun and killing two of the crew. On reaching the final objective Sgt Boyce led a scouting patrol forward to ascertain the strength of the enemy in advance of the right flank. At great personal risk, Sgt Boyce secured valuable information without loss to his party. His work throughout the operations showed tireless energy and set a fine example of courage and determination to the men of his platoon’. Major General Sinclair McLaren Commanding 4th Australian Division.