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Alexander BOYD

Regimental number1912
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, W Boyd, Blackford Glen, Libutton, Scotland
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Alex

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When all his officers had b ecome casualties, he took charge, and extricvated his company with great skill. He set a fine example of coolness and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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