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William BOYD

Regimental number8443
Place of birthShankhill, Belfast, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressCottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H Boyd, Gibney Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia ,and Zeitoun, E
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameHospital Transport Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/104/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date9 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Posted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Egypt, after undertaking medical service on HMAT 'Ballarat', 4 July 1915.

Embarked Suez on 'Themistocles' and proceeded to Australia, 15 August 1915; disembarked Fremantle, 2 September 1915; returned to duty in the 5th Military District, 30 September 1915.

Disembarked from HMAT 'Borda' at Suez, 11 February 1916; re-attested at Zeitoun, 18 February 1915; proceeded to join 2nd Australian Division, Ismailia, 5 March 1916; taken on strength of 6th Field Ambulance, Moascar, 8 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'City of Edinburgh' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1916.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 24 April 1916 (phthisis); discharged to duty, 26 April 1916; attached for duty with 26th Bn, Belgium, 11 September 1916; taken on strength of 7th Field Ambulance, 16 September 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 4 December 1916, and transferred to 1st New Zealand Hospital, Amiens (bronchitis); to Ambulance Train, 5 December 1916; admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 6 December 1916; transferred to 4th Convalescent Depot, 7 December 1916; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 17 December 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 22 December 1916 (dilated action heart); transferred from Etaples for further treatment, 30 December 1916. Embarked Havre on HS 'Warilda' and proceeded to England, 31 December 1916; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, 1 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 29 January 1917. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 February 1917; moved out, 16 February 1917; marched into Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 17 February 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 26 June 1917 (dysproa palpitation). Discharged as being medically unfit for continued service, Perth, 9 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOYD William

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