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Albert Edward BOYD

Regimental number2222
Place of birthYarrawonga, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFisherman
AddressMetung PO, Metung, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alma Boyd, 74 Mary Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 9th/10th August 1918 Corporal BOYD who was then a Stretcher bearer did consistently good work getting out wounded men. During this operation he was continually under heavy artillery and Machine Gun fire and was working until late in the morning. At PROYART, 12th August, BRAY, 24th August, SUZANNE, 26th August, HOWITZER Wood, 29th August, CLERY, 30 August, he continued to do good work showing a total disregard for personal danger and endurance and courage of a remarkably high standard. When wanted he was always on the job and apart from his personal work was invaluable in directing the work of the other stretcher bearers of "B" Company. Corporal BOYD has proved himself a splendid and dauntless leader under the most trying and perilous situations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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