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Full Name: Gordon Thomas Boyd
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Gordon Thomas
Surname: Boyd
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 15392
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Chain butcher
Next of Kin: Winifred Lillias Boyd (wife), 10 Torridge Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 10 Torridge Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Military District: Oamaru, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 50
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Libya
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. A. 15.
Biographical Notes: Gordon Boyd was the son of Gordon Thomas Boyd, and of Jeanie Boyd (nee Brinsdon), of Oamaru, husband of Winifred Lillias Boyd, of Oamaru, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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