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4124   Private William Boyd
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
William Boyd was the son of John Boyd. He was born about 1884. Private William Boyd was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards when he died on 16th May 1915. He was 31 years old. Private William Boyd has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. It has been suggested that William has some connection with Ballyscullion near Toome. No valid link has so far been found.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 3-4
CWGC Casualty 75195773
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Ballymena 1914-1918 Conflicting details regarding Private William Boyd
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William Boyd can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023