Service Number: 240
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Company
Born: Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 March 1945, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Cremated on the 19 March 1945. Interred in the Grevillia area, Garden 1, Bed A16, Rose 02 held in perpetuity for all time. Commemorated with a plaque in the Victorian Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 240, 15th Machine Gun Company, Enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 240, 15th Machine Gun Company
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 240, 15th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
8 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Machine Gun Company, From the 15th Machine Gun Company
19 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 240, 5th Machine Gun Company, Gassed
16 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 240, 5th Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ambrose Foster and Mary Ann Foster nee Watts of Kingston Road, Cheltenham, Victoria

During 1920 Boyd married Doris Grace Adams in Victoria

Commenced return to Australia 5 July 1945 on board HT Port Melbourne disembarking on the 20 August 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Previously served in the Citizen Military Forces and the Senior Cadets