David Boyd

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Boyd, Private David no.28111.

5th Division Ammunition Column 7th Reinforcements, later 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade.

“Lansdell” Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park.

Born 1896, son of Robert & Emily Boyd.

Enlisted 5/9/1916, aged 20.


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, R. Boyd, “Lansdell” Duntroon Street, Hurlstone Park.

Serving in the 7th A.A.S.C. at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 25/10/1916 per HMAT A11 Ascanius.

Returned to Australia 1/7/1919.

Monument, Canterbury Public School Monument, Euston Square, Hurlstone Park Roll of Honour, St Stephens Church, Hurlstone Park.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1988656/ [accessed 29/07/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002