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3932   Private Robert James Boyd
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 26/11/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Robert James Boyd was the son of William and Mary Boyd. Robert was born bout 1893 in Ballyclare, Co. Antrim. He enlisted in Belfast. Private Robert James Boyd was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on15th May 1916 He was 22 years old. A newspaper report from July notes that he was of three sons who served in the war.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 824356
Summary      
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
References and Links
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1 Ballymena Weekly War 1915 Details of Robert James Boyd
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018