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Edward James BOYD

Regimental number19008
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
SchoolState School, Bendigo, Victoria
Other trainingTechnical School (carpentry)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
Address285 Glebe Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Annie Boyd, 285 Glebe Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 10 years in the Citizen Military Forces: as Sergeant in the Infantry and as Lieutenant in the Signal Engineers.
Enlistment date1 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSailed from Australia as a Sergeant; for his good work on board he was given a certificate for signalling. Also awarded the Military Medal.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1918
Date of death17 August 1918
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBeacon Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 5), Sailly-Laurette, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Lavina BOYD; husband of Annie BOYD, 291 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, Melbourne

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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