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Full Name: Alexander Colin Boyd
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Alexander Colin
Surname: Boyd
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/980
Place of Birth: Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Mrs Jessie Boyd (mother), Martin Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 70
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 28 August 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey
Biographical Notes: Son of William and Bessie Isabella Boyd, of Martin St., Upper Hutt, Wellington
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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