(Service number 14054)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||24 August 1891||Place of Birth||Kirkliston, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o W. Campbell, Kingsdown, near Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||James BOYD (father), Kirkliston, Scotland; Miss J. H. BOYD (sister), 192 Sutherland Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||26 June 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||30 July 1965||Age||73 years|
|Place of Death||Hastings|
|Memorial or Cemetery||St Michael & All Angels Anglican Cemetery, Puketapu, Hawke's Bay|
|Memorial Reference||Block A, Plot 111|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Edward Boyd was the son of James Boyd, Scotland. He had attended the farewell to William Watson in 1916 at Tycho. When it was learnt that he had not received any farewell gift, the people of Tycho, although Edward did not belong there, decided to make him a gift. As he was about to leave Timaru by the train ((May 1916), Mr McKeown of Tycho presented him with a wristlet watch and wished him the best of luck.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 May 2017]; Puketapu Cemetery headstone image (Hastings District Council) [26 May 2017]; Timaru Herald, 29 May 1916 (Papers Past)
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