Stuart Boyd

RankLieutenant Stuart Boyd
MedalsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentSherwood Foresters, 3rd Battalion; attached 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Military Service

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
Circumstances of Death

Died of wounds

BurialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, III. E. 1

His gravestone bears the inscription ‘He has outsoared the shadow of our night’.

CWGC Information

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

Father's Occupation

Artist & illustrator, worked for Punch for many years


An only child




Not known



1891 Census

257 West George Street, Com at left 1st floor (sic), Glasgow

1901 Census

17 Boundary Road, London

1911 Census

17 Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, London NW

Home Address

Not known

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Theta Lair 116
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

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 Sources

Much 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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