Robert Boyd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3877
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Loos, France
  • Age at Death: 39
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 7 Sept 1876
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Thomson, Shepherd & Co Ltd, Seafield Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Julia Heenan

  • Father:

    Thomas Boyd

  • Siblings:

    James, Ann

  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Wightman, 38 Hunter St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Ann, Robert, born 08.07.1900, Andrew, born 15.04.1902, Elizabeth, Norman, born 21.09.1905, Julia,  Albert, born 08.12.1913

More about Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd   3877   Black Watch


Mrs Boyd, 35 Hunter Street, Dundee, has been notified by the War Office that her husband, Pte. Robt. Boyd, Black Watch, who had been reported missing since Loos, was killed at that time.  Pte. Boyd enlisted in February, 1915, and went out to the front four months later.  He was 40 years of age, and was prior to enlistment employed by Thomson, Shepherd, & Co., Ltd., jute spinners and manufacturers, Seafield Works, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 13th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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