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George Gordon BOYD

Regimental number4
Place of birthRathfriland, Ireland
OccupationPolice constable
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height6' 1.5"
Weight189 lbs
Next of kinBrother, c/o Robert James Boyd, Moyston Road, Ararat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years, British Army (Cavalry).
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 January 1916
Discharge date24 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on HMT 'Derfflinger', 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wounds, both wrists); admitted to Bombay Presidency General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915. Embarked Alexandria on HS 'Delta' and proceeded to England for treatment, 2 July 1915; admitted to hospital, Manchester, 21 July 1915. Embarked Avonmouth on HS 'Nevasa' and proceeded to rejoin Eastern Expeditionary Force, 12 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 23 January 1916; admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 January 1916; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 26 January 1916; discharged for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Suffolk', 29 January 1916; disembarked Sydney, 8 March 1916; discharged as being medically unfit for continued service, Sydney, 24 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1947
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYD George Gordon

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