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John BOYD

Regimental number3359
Place of birthKatandra, Victoria
SchoolElmore State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressAvonmore, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, Hugh Boyd, Avonmore PO, Avonmore, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death9 August 1918
Age at death34
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Annie BOYD, Avonmore, Victoria. Native of Katandra, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6225 James BOYD, 7th Bn, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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