Second Lieutenant Nigel Boyd

Second Lieutenant Nigel John Lawson Boyd, ” C ” Coy. 1st Battalion, Black Watch. He died at Home on 12th October 1914, aged 20, and is buried in Edinburgh ( Dean or Western ) Cemetery. He was the son of William Boyd, The King's Body Guard for Scotland ( Royal Company of Archers ) and Mrs Laura Boyd. He was a Regular Soldier, born in Edinburgh and educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He was wounded in action on 14th September near Vendresse during the Battle of the Aisne during a day of attack and counter attack where the Battalion lost heavily. 4 Officers were killed including Colonel Grant-Duff and 7 Officers were wounded.

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