Ernest Clifford NOYCE

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NOYCE, Ernest Clifford

Service Number: 5398
Enlisted: 10 November 1915, Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Engine Cleaner
Died: Killed In Action, Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Gueudecourt, France, 6 February 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gosnells War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5398, 16th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, WA
17 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5398, 16th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5398, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Fremantle
6 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5398, 16th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ernest Clifford NOYCE was born in Waverley, Sydney, NSW in 1896

His parents were James NOYCE & Marie WARD who married in Queensland in 1892

He enlisted in Blackboy Hill, Western Australia on 10th November, 1915 and embarked from Fremantle with the 16th Infantry Battalion, 17th reinforcements on the HMAT Aeneas on 17th April, 1916

Ernest was Killed in Action caused by shell fire at Gueudecourt in France on 6th February, 1917 - he has no known grave and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

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