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BoydGeorge James30Occupation: Telegraphist. Next of kin: Father. Address: Victoria Australia .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
BoydGerald Farrell4441SergeantPrisoner 15 Dec 99 Colenso and released. DSO. CM. CB. KCB.
Source: DCM recipients
Devonshire Regiment
BoydGerald FarrellLieutenantBOYD, GERALD FARRELL, Lieutenant, was born 17 October 1877, second son of Robert Boyd. He was educated at St Paul's School, and enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment in 1895; became Sergeant 1899; was commissioned Second Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment, 5 May 1900; became Lieutenant 26 April, 1902. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, being employed with the Mounted Infantry; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso; took part in the operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); served in the Transvaal, February to March, 1901, and August 1901 to March, 1902; was present during operations in Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to August 1901, and March to 31 May 1902; took part in the operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901, also in Cape Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901; 25 April and 29 July 1902]; received the Medal for distinguished conduct in the field; the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Gerald Farrell Boyd, Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He became Captain in the Leinster Regiment 19 March, 1904, and was Brigade Major, 11th Infantry Brigade, Eastern Command, 21 September 1912 to 4 August 1914. He was also Brigade Major of the 11th Infantry Brigade, British Expeditionary Force, during the European War until 23 February 1915. He was promoted Major, Royal Irish Regiment, 18 March, 1915, and was given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel 19 March, 1915; was employed as GSO2, 1st Division, British Expeditionary Force, 3 March to 5 July 1915; GSO1, 6th Division, BEF, British Armies in France, 6 July 1915 to 19 June, 1916. He was Temporary Brigadier General from 20 June, 1916 to 4 September 1918, employed as Brigadier General, General Staff, 5th Army Corps, British Armies in France, 20 June, 1916 to 15 July 1918, and Brigade Commander, 170th Infantry Brigade, British Armies in France, 16 July to 4 September 1918. He was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1917. He was Temporary Major General in command of the 46th Division, British Armies in France, 5 September 1918, to 10 April, 1919, when he was appointed Brigadier General, General Staff, GHQ, British Army of the Rhine, and was made a Major General 3 June, 1919. For his services in the European War he was four times mentioned in Despatches, and was created a CMG in 1918, and a CB in 1919. Major General G F Boyd married, in 1913, Grace Sophia, eldest daughter of Arthur Hugo Burdett, of Coolfin, Banagher, Ireland. He had two sons.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
East Yorkshire Regiment
BoydHReceived the Mediterranean Medal
3rd Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368
(Queen's Own) Royal West Kent Regiment
BoydH35305Lance CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls112th Company, 11th Btn, IY
BoydH32526PrivatePrisoner. Kuruman, 5 November 1901
Released
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Ashburner's Light Horse
BoydH3374PrivatePrisoner. Reddersburg, 4 April 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Royal Irish Rifles
BoydH5549PrivateQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
BoydH J1039TrooperServed 02 Aug 00 to 18 May 01 NOK: Father: Thomas Boyd Mona, Turramurra, N Sydney New South Wales. Trans depot for discharge
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Bethune's Mounted Infantry
BoydHarold JamesSource: Attestation paper in WO126Bethune's Mounted Infantry
BoydHenry32526TrooperServed 02 Apr 01 to 12 Feb 02. Discharged, completion of service
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Ashburner's Light Horse
BoydHenrySource: Attestation paper in WO126Ashburner's Light Horse
BoydHenry CrawfordSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsWestern Province Mounted Rifles
BoydJSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsArmy Pay Department
BoydJSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsPeninsula Horse
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