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27382   Private Christy Boyd M.M.
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/12/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Christopher Boyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland about 1897. By 1901 he was living with his grandparents, Christy and Sarah Jane Boyd, in Carricknakielt, Maghera. He went to school there and was a member of Knockloughrim Presbyterian congregation. Christy Boyd enlisted in Coleraine. Private Christy Boyd served with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Private Christy Boyd died of wounds in Manchester General Hospital a week before Christmas on 19th December 1917. He was 21 years old. Private Christy Boyd is buried in Mullagh Old Graveyard just outside Maghera.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mullagh Old Graveyard
  Maghera, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: North-East corner
CWGC Casualty 661722
Christy Boyd is the only Commonwealth burial in the cemetery. The old cemetery lies off the road near the junction of Mullagh Road and Glenshane Road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 16
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Christy Boyd 1901 census lists Christy as age 4 living with grandparents at house 20 in Carricknakielt, Maghera, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Christopher Boyd 1911 census lists Christy as age 14 living with grandparents at house 1 in Carricknakielt, Maghera, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Christopher Boyd including grave photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Christy Boyd's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023