Allan J Boyd
Bairnsdale Rowing Club (VIC)
Pte A. J. Boyd 3689
Killed in Action France 19 July 1916 Aged 20 years
Bairnsdale born and bred Allan James Boyd was a 19 year old clerk when he signed up for service on 15 July 1915 with the 12th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion. He was in Egypt in early 1916 before being transferred to Marseilles. Just twenty days later Allan Boyd was reported missing.
A court of enquiry on 29 August 1917 determined that he was killed in action on the 19 July 1916 and that his body was "presumed buried in no man's land approximately at 5J0.43 to 5K0.2.51 sheet Hazelanick SA".
In 1920 the family were advised that his body that been re-interred at Auber's Ridge British Cemetery, south west of Armentieres. Allan Boyd had just turned twenty years old when he died in what would be the worst 24 hours of battle - the Battle of Fromelles.
From the East Gippsland Family History Group Inc 2015