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Harold William BOYD

Regimental number5207
Place of birthAlphington, Victoria
SchoolMeredith State School and Geelong High School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Scarsdale', Harken Street, Alphington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, S Boyd, 'Scarsdale', Harken Street, Alphington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinge
Date of death24 July 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMendinghem British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 32), Proven, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Florence BOYD, 22 Harker Street, Alphington, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant Thomas Hewett Alphington BOYD, MC, 6th Bn, killed in action, Broodseinde, Belgium, 4 October 1917.

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