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Reuben Ernest BOYD

Regimental number1717
Place of birthFinley New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStaff assistant
AddressFinlay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinAnnie Boyd, Finlay, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1590
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 489 Pte Leslie Davis BOYD, 5th Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action, 28 July 1916; 1716 Sergeant Albert Edward BOYD, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919; 4246 Alfred Norman BOYD [name does not appear on Nominal Roll]; 5340 Pte John William BOYD, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 November 1951
Age at death53
Place of burialFinlay Cemetery, New South Wales

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