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George William BOYD

Regimental number5044
Place of birthSmythesdale, Victoria
SchoolSmythesdale State School, Victoria
AddressSmythesdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 October 1916
Place of death or woundingnr Ypres, Belgium
Date of death1 October 1916
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialWhite House Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 30), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary BOYD, 12 Austin Street, Newtown, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2269 Pte Robert M BOYD, 23rd Bn, died of wounds, Pozieres, France, 6 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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