1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Boyd was born in Tamlaght, Co. Derry. Tamlaght is in Valley / Upperlands area. Samuel enlisted in Glasgow. At the time, he gave his home address as Grindle, Myroe, Co. Derry – which is near Limavady. Lance Corporal Samuel Boyd was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Lance Corporal Boyd has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.