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140021   Private Matthew Boyd
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Dated added: 09/09/2016   Last updated: 21/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/04/1894
Died: 07/11/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Matthew Boyd was the son of Caroline Nicholl-Boyd. He was born on 29th April 1994. Matthew lived with relations at Grange Park, Ballyscullion, County Antrim. Matthew Boyd emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a labourer. He enlisted in July 1915 in Toronto. Private Matthew Boyd was serving with the 5th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery in France when he died of wounds on 7th November 1917 at 10 Casualty Clearing Station. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XXII-E-2
CWGC Casualty 432090
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
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1 1901 Census lists Matthew Boyd 1901 census lists Matthew as age 7 living with relations at house 1 in Grange Park, Ballyscullion, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Matthew Boyd 1911 census lists Matthew as age 16 a servant at house 11 in Ballyboley, Ballycor, Antrim
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Matthew Boyd
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Matthew Boyd
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Matthew Boyd's death
6 Photo of Private Matthew Boyd's grave
7 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private Matthew Boyd including grave photo
8 Private Matthew Boyd Canadian Military documents (48 no.)
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Matthew Boyd's grave can be purchased here
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