Other names: Stuard Marler Edmund Leighton
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireLambeth, LondonStreatham, LondonFinsbury, LondonTaunton, SomersetDulwich, London
Story: Stuart Marler Edmund Leighton Boyce was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 24 Nov 1885 the son of Edmund Biddulph Leighton Boyce and Mary Jane Burridge Boyce (nee Sharp). He lived the first few years of his life in Donhead, St. Mary, until his father died in February 1890. His mother remarried Charles Marler on 9 Sep 1890 and they moved to Lambeth, London. Stuart married Mai Annie Kent Grace at St. Leonards Church, Streatham, London, on 9 Sep 1916. He had enlisted on 26 Nov 1915 but was not mobilized until 26 Sep 1916 and joined the Royal Fusiliers (Service No. G/43033) as a Private. During his service he remained in the UK but had suffered considerable general debility due to bronchial problems. He was also transferred three times to various units namely Army Service Corps (Service No. 9148), 109th Training Reserve Battalion (Service No. TR/13/77876) and the 2nd/1st Cyclists Company of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Service No. 44018). He was however discharged as being unfit for further duty on 26 Oct 1917. There are no known medal records. By the time of the 1939 Register his address was given as Metropolitan Water Company, Rosebery Avenue, Finsbury, London, where he was a Clerk in the Comptrollers Office. His wife was living at Dulwich, London. His death was recorded at the Taunton, Somerset, Registry in 1959.