Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 15th February 1917; 33; Died of Pneumonia at No. 37 Casualty Clearing Station.

Residence: 17, St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Master Plumber & Decorator.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 43077

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. G.L. & the late Joseph Boyce, of 38, Ivry Street, Ipswich.




1891   17, St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.


Martin was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Boyce, 64, a Plumber, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Georgina Love Boyce (nee Forsdike), 35, born Otley, Suffolk.

Alice Lovie Boyce, 11, born Ipswich.

Jonathan Forsdike Boyce, 10, born Ipswich.


1901   17, St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.


Martin was 18 years old, a Plumber. He was living with his widowed mother & sister.

Georgina, 44.

Alice, 21, a Draper’s Assistant.


1911   17, St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.


Martin was 28 years old, a Builder & Plumber – employer. He was living with his mother & brother.

Georgina, 54.

Jonathan, 30, a Builder & Plumber – employer.


Martin’s father, Joseph Boyce died November 1893, Ipswich.


Martin was a prominent member of the Ipswich Parliament, he took a keen interest in the Y.M.C.A. and also the Town Football Club, acting as Linesman at many of the matches. Martin had a very genial disposition and had many friends in the town.


Probate to William Stephen Jewhurst – certified accountant.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Stephen Jewhurst.


Martin is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich, and at Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.


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