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Sir Harold Leslie Boyce, Australian corporation executive. member British Parliament, Conservative Party, for Gloucester, 1929-1945; Member St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, since 1931.; Member Worshipful Company of Loriners (master 1952).

Background

Boyce, Sir Harold Leslie was born on July 9, 1895 in Taree, New South Wales. Son of Charles Macleay and Ethel May Boyce.

Education

Master of Arts, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 1924.

Career

Called to bar of Inner Temple, 1922. Member British Parliament, Conservative Party, for Gloucester, 1929-1945. Alderman, City of London, 1942-1954, senior sheriff, 1947-1948.

Lord mayor of London, 1951-1952. Chairman, managing director Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Limited company, William Gardner & Sons, Ltd., Gloucester. Chairman Wagon Repairs, Ltd., Philblack, Ltd., Hatherly Works, Ltd.

Director various companies Held office of High Sheriff of Gloucester, 1941-1942. Leader United Kingdom Trade Mission to China, 1946. Chairman Executive Committee King George VI Memorial Fund.

Created 1st Baronet Knight Commander Order British Empire, Knight St. John.

Membership

Member British Parliament, Conservative Party, for Gloucester, 1929-1945. Member St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, since 1931. Member Worshipful Company of Loriners (master 1952).

Clubs: Carlton, Constnl., Royal Automobile, Australia, City Livery.

Connections

Married Maybery Bevan, 1926. Children: Richard Leslie, John Leslie, Charles Francis Leslie.

father:
Charles Macleay

mother:
Ethel May Boyce

spouse:
Maybery Bevan

children:
Richard Leslie Boyce

John Leslie Boyce

Charles Francis Leslie Boyce