Stuart Boyd

Lieutenant Stuart Boyd
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sherwood Foresters, 3rd Battalion; attached 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Enlisted in the Army Service Corps as Private 856 in August 1914. Commissioned 2nd Lieut in 13th Battn The Sherwood Foresters on 10th March 1915, promoted Lieut in the 3rd Battn on 1st January 1916. Subsequently attached to the 1st Battn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in France in August 1916. It is known that Boyd was wounded between 25th/28th September 1916 in the phase of the Battle of the Somme known as the Battle of Morval. It has not been possible to refine the time of his wounding more precisely although the battalion was involved in several attacks on German trenches in front of Eaucourt L’Abbaye on 26th, 27th and 28th September during which it suffered 212 casualties
June 1887
Death7th October 1916
Died of wounds
BurialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, III. E. 1
His gravestone bears the inscription ‘He has outsoared the shadow of our night’.
Son of Alexander Stuart Boyd and Mary Stuart Boyd, of Rewiti, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. Artist by profession. Born at Glasgow, Scotland.
Alexander Stuart Boyd (1854-1930) & Mary R W Kirkwood (c1861-1937), married 1880, Glasgow
Artist & illustrator, worked for Punch for many years
An only child
Not known
257 West George Street, Com at left 1st floor (sic), Glasgow
17 Boundary Road, London
17 Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, London NW
Not known
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Theta Lair 116
Scottish National War Memorial
Stuart Boyd appears in early census records as Alexander S Boyd but seems to have dropped Alexander when he grew up and was known in official military records as Stuart Boyd. His parents emigrated to New Zealand, which they had visited previously, in November 1919
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to the Museum of the Mercian Regiment,  Ancestry, and Find my past. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Family Search Scotlands People The Long, Long Trail The Scottish War Memorials Project


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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