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Boyd, J.T., Sjt., 1918
On Pozieres Memorial is the name of 204501 Serjeant John Thomas Boyd, serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers who died 31/03/1918.

Ron Carson has provided the following:

John was born in the first quarter of 1892 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of John George and the late Elizabeth. He was the husband of Lena Jane (nee Brown) whom he married in the first quarter of 1913 at Newcastle. They lived at 930 Walker Road, Newcastle.

John enlisted at Newcastle, initially with the 1st/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, before being transferred to A Company, 1st/5th Battalion. He was formerly (5/1050, Private, N.F.).

John Thomas Boyd is remembered in Byker on B95.09 and B95.11 and in the Regimental Roll of Honour

The CWGC entry for Serjeant Boyd

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk