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Cyril Tasman BOYD

Regimental number2799
Place of birthGladstone, Tasmania
SchoolGeorge Street State School, Fitzroy, Victoria
AddressFitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J T Boyd, 409 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BOYD, 110 Bennett Street, North Fitzroy. Native of Tasmania
Other details

Statement, Red Cross File No 0490104, 1652 Pte R. PORTMAN, 60th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 13 November 1916: 'At Fleurbaix he was killed on 19th out in No Man's Land[.] I saw him lying dead as I came back. I knew him well, was in my platoon, used to serve in Canteen, he was sent to Paris to take part in a review and only came back day before.'

Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
SourcesRed Cross File No 0490104

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