Private John Boyd

Private John Boyd, 1st/4th ( Territorial )Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He died of wounds on 24th July 1918, aged 20  He was the son of Mr and Mrs Philip Boyd of 5 Rogers Place, Earlston and is buried in St Imoges Churchyard  Marne, France.  Most of the burials here are from the 51st Highland Division of which 1/4th Seaforths were part. He had enlisted in 1914 aged 16 and before that he had been apprenticed to Messrs. R. Dodds & Sons, Grocers, Earlston. His brother was serving in the Royal Air Force.  The photograph shows a group of Seaforths checking a dugout in a captured German trench.

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