Corporal Andrew Boyd

Corporal Andrew Boyd
Source: Australian War

Andy Boyd (OW1908), of the 5th Battalion, was killed in France on 15 April 1917. In his last letter he wrote that his division had been rushed from Flanders by motor, cattle truck, and on foot to stop the rush on Amiens, so there is no doubt where he met his death. He wrote:

I am writing this sitting on my pack in a dirty back yard. Not a cig. to be had for love or money. I think there is a rough time in front of us, but I suppose we shall carry on as usual.

One of his mates wrote:

Poor Andy Boyd was killed yesterday, the 15th April (though the official notification says 14th). We are burying him today, and have fixed up a cross. It is the best we can do here.

First year at Wesley 1908
Personal information Memorial chair for the dais in Adamson Hall. Andrew was the son of a teacher at Wesley College
Date enlisted 7/07/1915
Unit enlisted 24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements - Service Number 3032
Service details Wounded in other actions. Killed by a stray shell in this action around Vieux-Berquin/Nieppe Wood that stemmed a major German advance in the area.
Date of death 15/04/1917 - 24 years of age
Unit details 8th Battalion
Cemetery/Memorial place Nieppe-Bois British Cemetery Vieux-Berquin - Plot 1 Row B Grave 21
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