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William Edward Boyd

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 37397 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    23 April 1912 Public - Lynn - Other relative - 23 April 2017 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Public - Lynn - Other relative - 23 April 2017 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 36 Ossian Street, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Annie Boyd - Mother
    36 Ossian Street, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Public - Lynn - Other relative - 23 April 2017 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Lynn - Other relative - 23 April 2017 - Family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 37397 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of David Lynn Boyd and Annie Boyd, of Napier, Hawke's Bay AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXV. G. 19. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2092475
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 50 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 April 2017LynnNapierOther relative

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