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6453   Lance Sergeant William Boyd
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 06/10/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 28
William Boyd was the son of Eliza Boyd, of Mabuoy, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, and the late John David Boyd. William Boyd served as a police constable with the Royal Irish Constabulary and was based at Craven Street Barracks, Belfast, before enlisting with the Irish Guards. Lance Sergeant Boyd was severely wounded by shell fire in the attack that followed during the Battle of Loos, he was taken to hospital in Dieppe and died of his wounds there. He is buried in grave 1-A-6 at Janval Cemetery, Dieppe, France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Janval Cemetery
  Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-6
CWGC Casualty 238919
Dieppe is a seaport at the mouth of the River Arques. Janval is one of the suburbs of Dieppe and the 'Cimetiere de Janval' is one of the town cemeteries. It is situated to the south-west of the port area. From the town square, the Place du Martyrs, head south on the Avenue Gambetta (direction Rouen), then take the 3rd exit on your right into the Avenue Boucher-de-Perthes. The cemetery entrance is at the end of this road on the Rue Montigny. A CWGC sign is at the entrance of the cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 93
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1 Presbyterian ROH Pomeroy William Boyd. Killed in action.
2 The Irish Guards / RIC Forum discussion listing casualties both RIC and Irish Guards. photos.