Eric Ewart Gladstone BOYD MiD

BOYD, Eric Ewart Gladstone

Service Numbers: Officer, NX208076
Enlisted: 23 December 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia, 20 November 1893
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Scotch College Melbourne, Wesley College Sydney, Sydney University
Occupation: Mining Engineer
Died: Natural causes, Mount Morgan, Queensland, Australia, 9 May 1958, aged 64 years
Cemetery: Mount Morgan Cemetery
Memorials: Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Brisbane, Queensland
9 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Itria, Brisbane
9 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 May 1915: Wounded Lieutenant, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (left shoulder and right forearm - amputated)
13 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain
13 Dec 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain

World War 2 Service

17 Jan 1942: Enlisted SN NX208076
17 Jan 1942: Enlisted SN NX208076, Tanpoi-Johore, Malaya
18 Jan 1942: Involvement Captain, SN NX208076
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
12 Feb 1946: Discharged SN NX208076

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Biography

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY : ROLL OF SERVICE 51 BOYD, ERIC EWART GLADSTONE. B.E. : Captain, 2nd A.L.H. Regt., A.I.F., Gallipoli. Enlisting in December, 1914, and sailing as second-lieutenant in February, 1915, landed at Anzac 11th May and was severely wounded on 12th, being evacuated to Alexandria and thence to Wandsworth Hospital, England. Promoted lieutenant, 20th September, 1916; transferred to General List as captain, 29th March, 1917, and seconded as A.D.C. to G.O.C., A.I.F. Depots, United Kingdom, returning in December. Sergeant, S.U. Scouts. A.M.F. : Officer ist (Central Queensland) A.L.H. Regiment. Early education at Scotch College, Melbourne. Later at Wesley College, Sydney. - SOURCE (beyond1914.sydney.edu.au)

Capt Boyd had his right arm amputated after suffering a gun shot wound to the forearm and shoulder in 1915.

Reinlisting for service in WW2, Captain Boyd was attached to AIF Malaya, where he had been earlier involved in Mining pursuits. His service record indicates that he was taken as a POW by the Japanese on 16 Feb 1942, and spent the remainder of the war in Changi.

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