Arthur C Joyce


About Arthur

  • Name
  • Initials
    A C
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Addlestone, Surrey
  • Resided town
    Chertsey, Surrey
  • Commemorated
    Addlestone War Memorial, Karasouli Military Cemetery Macedonia,
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
    1 September 1918
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Northamptonshire Regiment


Arthur Joyce was born in Addlestone, Surrey in 1896, the son of George, a baker from Bourne in Lincolnshire, and Martha Joyce.  In both the 1901 and 1911 Census, the family was living at 126 Station Road, Chertsey, Surrey.  Arthur was one of eight children and in 1911 he was listed as being a garden boy.

Arthur joined the British Army and initially served with the 3/4th Northamptonshire Regiment, and then later with the East Surrey and Hampshire Regiments.  He passed through Peterborough East Station and wrote in the visitors’ book on 30 November 1916.  “Many Thanks For Refreshments and Comforts shown by the Ladies of G.E.R. Wishing them all good luck in their Welcome & Kindness to Travelling Soldiers”

It was whilst serving with the 10th Battalion Hampshire Regiment in the Balkans that he was killed in action on 1 September 1918.  He is commemorated and buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece and also commemorated on the Addlestone War MemorialHe was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

Arthur’s brother Herbert George, who served with the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, was killed in action on 25 September 1917 in France and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and Addlestone War Memorial; he was married with one child.

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