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Hugh Julian BOYD

Date of birth24 April 1886
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDentist
Address76 McKenzie Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Dr Hugh Boyd, 76 McKenzie Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 58th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 April 1916

FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The enemy penetrated the position on his right and enfiladed his battalion with machine gun fire. He formed a defensive flank and foiled repeated attempts to roll up his line, inspiring his men by his fearlessness to hold on in a desperate situation. It was largely owing to his prompt action that the brigade front was held intact.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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