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James Benjamin Boyd

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Boyd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29211 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.R. Boyd (mother), Rai Valley, Flat Creek, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29211 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Boyd was the husband of Lucy Eileen; father of James Victor (NZ428303) and Vera

    A close family, James was killed in WW2, his sister Vera suffered greatly and never got over his death AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 November 1967 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Rai Valley War Memorial, State Highway 6, Rai Valley AWMM

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Leave a tribute or memory of James Benjamin Boyd

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  • My grandfather, a quiet and private person. Fond memories of visiting him at his home in Mapua and also Richmond. A huge sacrifice by him and so many others to go to war. I was one of the lucky ones to get him back alive and the chance to spend time with him. I am here, because he went there.

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      43: 9 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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