In the 13 May 1916 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle it was reported that Mrs Boyd of Church Street, Newtownards had received a letter from the Canadian military authorities.
Mr E.C. Lemieux of the Department of Militia and Defence conveyed his sympathy on the death of her son.
Quartermaster Sergeant Andrew Boyd had served during the South African War for which he received the Queen’s Medal.
He had also been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
He died in Ottawa and was accorded the honour of a military funeral.
Desk searches and public appeals to date have not confirmed whether or not this soldier served in the Great War.