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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Boyd, William Harris


Trooper William Harris Boyd
was born in Limavady, Co. Derry on 1st April 1884 and of Presbyterian faith.  

He was the son of Joseph Douglas Boyd and Martha Jane Boyd.  

In 1901 the family lived in house 32, Irish Green Street, Limavady. 
Boyd joined Northern Bank on 20th May 1902.  Transfers followed to Ballinamore (1902), Cushendall (1904), Head Office – Relief (1910) and Mohill – Cashier (1910).  

By 1911, Boyd is boarding in house 58, Main Street, Mohill, Co. Leitrim with a colleague, Charles Kevin Fitzsimons.  One is a Bank Clerk and the other, a Bank Cashier. 
On 27th January 1916, Boyd volunteered and enlisted as a Trooper into the North Irish Horse aged 29.  His Army Number was 2122.  He served as an Assistant Instructor at the North Irish Horse Signalling School, Antrim.  

Boyd contracted illness on service due to injuries inflicted by a horse and he was invalided out of the army in December 1917. 

His Medal Index Card can be accessed here.

He rejoined the Northern Bank on 2nd April 1918 at Head Office with a transfer later to Ballymoney – Cashier (1918) and Armoy (1922). 
Boyd died suddenly on 9th January 1934 aged 49.

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