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finding info about my grandfathers please help

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Anthony

Anthony Report 18 Jan 2014 15:31

hi there,
im trying to find out as much information about my greatgrandfather and ancestors. my g.granfathers name was Eugene patrick boyd and died in ww2 1944, he was 27 years old.i know eugene had 2 sisters and 3 or 4 brothers. ive been searching about his father Myron Lester Boyd with not much success as im not to good on these sites. myron lester boyd moved over to wales from either canada or usa i believe where he met mary robertson and had there children. if anybody could help refgarding myron lester boyd or eugene or anything to do with the boyds it would be so much appreciated thank you.

anthony boyd

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 18 Jan 2014 16:05

This is Eugene'death I assume....??

BOYD, EUGENE PATRICK
Rank:Serjeant
Service No:3957584
Date of Death:10/09/1944
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Durham Light Infantry
6th Bn.
Awards:M M
Grave ReferenceIII.A.4.
CemeteryGEEL WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:


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Maddie

Maddie Report 18 Jan 2014 16:08

marraige ???

Name: Myron L Boyd
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 1915
Event Place: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
County: Glamorganshire
Page: 726
Volume: 11A
Affiliate Line Number: 36
Registration Quarter: 1
Myron L Boyd probably married one of the following people
Name: Mary E Robertson

Maddie

Maddie Report 18 Jan 2014 16:12


UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about Myron Boyd
Name: Myron Boyd
Birth Date: abt 1891
Age: 39
Port of Departure: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Arrival Date: 21 Sep 1930
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage: Quebec
[Belfast]
[Glasgow]
Ship Name: Albertic
Search Ship Database: View the 'Albertic' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: White Star Dominion Line
Official Number: 147459

he was going to 2 Creighton Street, a cabinet maker travelling with
Mary aged 32
Eugene 13
Mary 12
Byron 10
Margaret 8
Francis 7
Terence 1

Maddie

Maddie Report 18 Jan 2014 16:16

BOYD, Myron L

Registration district: [?] Caerleon

County: Monmouthshire

Year of registration: 1938

Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

Age at death:47

Volume no: 11A

Page no: 286

Anthony

Anthony Report 18 Jan 2014 16:17

yes that was eugenes death i know he was killed gheel belgium but not any more...
yes that was myrons marriage, am i able to find out information from a marriage certificate about his parents or would that be only on a birth certificate?

thank you for the reply

Maddie

Maddie Report 18 Jan 2014 16:24

his marraige cert should name his father and give his occupation
A tree on ancestry has his birth as 1891, but not where or naming parents
sorry
Maddie

Gins

Gins Report 18 Jan 2014 16:37

Hi

Are you sure of his middle name



Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935


Name:Myron Leslie Boyd

Gender:Male

Age:38

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1891

Birth Country:Wales

Date of Arrival:16 Apr 1929

Vessel:Megantic


Port of Arrival:Halifax, Nova Scotia

Port of Departure:Southampton, England

Roll:T-14719

Gins

Gins Report 18 Jan 2014 16:48


Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935



Name:Eugene P Boyd

Gender:Male

Age:12

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1917

Birth Country:Wales

Date of Arrival:27 Oct 1929

Vessel:Doric

Search Ship Database:View the 'Doric' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Port of Arrival:Montreal, Quebec

Port of Departure:Liverpool, England

Roll:T-14761

Edit:


Mother Mary, (husband, K L Boyd, nearest relative, Mrs Hattersley) siblings: Mary, Myron, Margaret, Francis and Terrence

Maddie

Maddie Report 18 Jan 2014 16:52

Myron BOYD

Date of departure: 8 April 1929

Port of departure: Southampton

Passenger destination port: Halifax, Canada

Passenger destination: Halifax, Canada

Date of Birth: 1891 (calculated from age)

Age: 38

Marital status:

Sex: Male

Occupation: Cabinet Maker

Passenger recorded on: Page 4 of 12
Report transcript error

Ship: MEGANTIC

Official Number: 127981

Master's name: F A Frank

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Where bound: Halifax, Canada

Square feet: 15401

Registered tonnage: 14877

Passengers on voyage: 216

jansmith

jansmith Report 18 Jan 2014 19:25

birth index

Name:
Eugene P Boyd

Mother's Maiden Surname:
Robertson
Date of Registration:
Oct-Nov-Dec 1916
Registration District:Cardiff
Inferred County:Glamorganshire
Volume Number:11a
Page Number:734

jansmith

jansmith Report 18 Jan 2014 19:39

from medal roll index
Sgt.Myron Boyd Welsh Regiment 14194 discharge 28/9/16


death index
Name:Myron L Boyd
Birth Date:abt 1891
Date of Registration:
Mar 1938
Age at Death:47
Registration District:
Caerleon
Inferred County:
Monmouthshire
Volume:
11a
Page:
286

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 18 Jan 2014 20:10

Anthony....You dont say if the you knew about the following but just in case you dont ...(Your thread)

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/13261-gheel-the-last-battle-help-wanted


"The lad who initially requested the information(via myself)has not been in touch for several months hope fully he will pick the latest info up from his internet searches."

An interesting point is the CWGC`s database makes no mention of his Military Medal (Nor is it inscribed on his headstone) His immediate MM was awarded for the Actions of 9th August 1944 at Le Plessis De Grimault and La Connardiere.

During the attack on August 9th from Le Plessis De Grimault to La Connardiere.Sgt Boyd the Sgt of 8 Platoon(A Company) displayed conspicious gallentry and powers of leadership.Whilst deploying across the start line A Company,the leading company,became subject to heavy defensive fire in the form of both shell and mortar fire which caused casualties to 8 Platoon killing the Platoon Cdr.
Sgt Boyd rallied the platoon and took command leading them forward with encouraging determination.Throughout the advance of some 2500yards behind an artillery barrage this NCO carried out the the duties of Platoon Comd with great dash and vigour.He kept thev momentum of the attack going and the platoon was responsible for clearing a ditch from which were taken at least 12 Germans with machine guns and light automatics.
Without question Sgt Boyd by his personal gallantry and coolness under heavy fire was directly responsible for keeping together his platoon during a difficult period.His powers of leadership and devotion to duty that day did much to contribute to the defeat of the Germans during the battle.

BatMansDaughter

BatMansDaughter Report 18 Jan 2014 20:21

Name: Myron Lestor Boyd
Discharge Unit: Depot The Welsh Regiment
Regiment Number: 14194
Rank: Sergt
Badge Number: 72218
Unit: Infantry (Shrewsbury)
Piece: 3088
List Number: J 0001-0400
Record Group: WO
Record Class: 329

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 18 Jan 2014 20:28

Anthony...Check this out.....(2004)

http://boards.ancestry.myfamily.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=3375&p=surnames.boyd

Anthony

Anthony Report 18 Jan 2014 21:30

Wow all of this is fantastic that you all for your help

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 18 Jan 2014 23:53

Myron's burial:

Parish Record Collection - Burial Record

Day: 11
Month: Mar
Year: 1938
Age: 47
Forenames: MYRON LESTER
Surname: BOYD

OS Grid Ref: ST 228814
Place: St.Mellons
Description: St.Mellon
County: Glamorgan
Country: Wales

Record source: Glamorgan Memorial Inscription index
Data provider: Glamorgan Family History Society

mgnv

mgnv Report 19 Jan 2014 09:46

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform/data2/dm10/d10/006003/t-14761/jpg/CANIMM1913PLIST_2000908341-00212.jpg

Births Mar 1898 (>99%)
Robertson Mary Elizabeth Foleshill 6d 544

Births Mar 1899 (>99%)
Robertson Florence Josephine Foleshill 6d 562

Marriages Mar 1915 (>99%)
Boyd Myron L Robertson Cardiff 11a 726
Robertson Mary E Boyd Cardiff 11a 726

Deaths Mar 1938 (>99%)
Boyd Myron L 47 Caerleon 11a 286

Deaths Mar 1971 (19%)
BOYD Mary Elizabeth 21De1897 Caerleon 8c 440
[This Mary would be 31 in April 1929]

================

Births Sep 1919 (>99%)
Boyd Myren L Robertson Cardiff 11a 700
[image says Myron L - correct'n subm'd to FreeeBMD]

Marriages Sep 1946 (>99%)
Boyd Myron L Day Biggleswade 4a 192
Day Elsie J Boyd Biggleswade 4a 192

Deaths Dec 1974 (0% - so faked up format)
Boyd Myron Lester 06SE1919 Bedford 9 0206

======================

Marriages Dec 1912 (>99%)
HATTERSLEY Joseph N Robertson Cardiff 11a 890
ROBERTSON Tryphena Hattersley Cardiff 11a 890


1911 Wales Census Transcription
Address:4 GUILDFORD CREST CARDIFF
Parish:CARDIFF
County:Glamorganshire
Country:WALES
Ecclesiastical District:-
Registration District:CARDIFF
Registration District Number:588
Registration Sub-District: Central Cardiff
SubDistrict Number:3
Enumeration District:14
Census Reference:RG14PN32113 RG78PN1846 RD588 SD3 ED14 SN281

TYPHENA ROBERTSON 1866 45 HONG KONG CHINA HEAD W Nurse
IVY PATRICA ROBERTSON 1888 23 PEMBROKE CAMP MALTON DAUGHTER S
PATRICK LLWYLIN ROBERTSON 1891 20 CLOMBO CEYLON SON S Assistant to Copper Smith
MARY ELIZABETH ROBERTSON 1898 13 FOLESHELL COVENTRY DAUGHTER
JOSEPHINE FLORENCE ROBERTSON 1899 12 FOLESHELL COVENTRY DAUGHTER
WILLIAM JOHN ROBERTSON 1903 8 CATHAYS CARDIFF GLAMORGAN SON
HARRY BATER FRANCIS MACNAMARA 1884 27 ROATH CARDIFF GLAMORGAN BOARDER S Deck Carrier
JOSEPH NETTLETON HATTERSLEY 1873 38 HOLYHEAD ANGLESEA BOARDER S Seaman
BERNARD PRICE 1867 44 WARSAW POLAND BOARDER D Tailor - German
KITTY GIBSON 1890 21 NEWPORT MON VISITOR S Waitress
[Marr 27y; 16 live births; 5 still living - all x-ed out as she's a widow]


1901 England Census Transcription
Street:2 South View, LYNCHFORD ROAD
Parish:FARNBOROUGH
Town:-
City:-
County:Hampshire
Country:ENGLAND
Ecclesiastical District:FARNBOROUGH
Municipal Ward:-
Parliamentary Borough:BASINGSTOKE
Registration District:HARTLEY WINTNEY
Registration Sub-District: Farnborough
Enumeration District:5
Archive Reference:RG13 Piece Number:1103 Folio:109 Page:14 -> Folio:110 Page:15

ELIZABETH CLARKE 1847 54 Ireland HEAD W Living on own means
TRIGPHENEA ROBERTSON 1865 36 China B.S. DAUGHTER M Monthly Nurse
WILLIAM CLARKE 1874 27 Cape Colony SON M Telegraphist
JULIA CLARKE 1876 25 Ireland DAUGHTER S
MAY CLARKE 1887 14 Malta DAUGHTER S School Teacher
ALBERT THOMAS 1881 20 Farnborough BOARDER S
JESSIE CLARK 1868 33 Scotland DAUGHTER-IN-LAW M Monthly Nurse
JAMES CLARK 1888 13 India SON
ANNIA CLARK 1890 11 India DAUGHTER
JESSIE CLARK 1892 9 India DAUGHTER

[Next door] Street:1 South View, LYNCHFORD ROAD
Archive Reference:RG13 Piece Number:1103 Folio:110 Page:15

NAMOI CLARKE 1872 29 Dover HEAD M
NAMOI CLARKE 1893 8 Woolwich DAUGHTER
AUDREY CLARKE 1901 0[11m] Farnborough DAUGHTER
KATE JENNINGS 1872 29 Halifax NS LODGER M
HARRY JENNINGS 1892 9 West Indies B.S. LODGER
CICIL JENNINGS 1900 1 Aldershot LODGER

Marriages Mar 1883 (>99%)
CLARKE Tryphena Farnham 2a 159
ROBERTSON William Farnham 2a 159
RYAN John Joseph Farnham 2a 159
WILSON Agnes Annie Farnham 2a 159
[there's a postem: "John Joseph Ryan married Agnes Annie Wilson"]

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 19 Jan 2014 13:55

Anthony....If you check out this site (You have been there before) scroll down and find some photos of Eugene Patrick's Permanent and "Temporary" field grave site ...

Photos taken by Chris Van Kerckhoven......

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=142137&start=15

Re MM.....

Supplement to London Gazette 1 March 1945.

No. 3957584 Private {acting Sergeant) Eugene Patrick Boyd,

The Durham Light Infantry

(since killed in action).

Eugene is Recorded on the St, Mellons Monument Caerwent....(Caerwent village is on A48 between Newport and Cardiff.)


This site also has info.re Eugene and family but a bit confused as to paragragh re who he was named after,,,,?
Wonder if it should read "His fathers brothers"...???

http://raoc.websitetoolbox.com/post/Sgt-Eugene-Patrick-Boyd-6-th-Bn-DLI-3012962