Boyd, Henry

Boyd, Henry

Lieutenant

100th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on Sunday 25 August 1918 (aged 19)

Buried:

Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney, France (Grave I. B. 2)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Bangor Grammar School

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour

BIOGRAPHY

Henry Boyd was born on 18 July 1899 at 14 Meadowbank Street, Belfast and he was a son of William Grant Boyd and Margaret Boyd (nee Beattie) who were married on 10 June 1895 in St Mary Magdalene Parish Church of Ireland Church Donegall Pass Belfast.  William Grant Boyd (aged 26) from 36 Auburn Street, Belfast was a son of John Boyd (a baker).  Margaret Beattie (aged 19) from 9 Charlotte Street, Belfast was a daughter of James Beattie (a fireman).

The Boyd family lived at 6 Stranmillis Street, Belfast.

William Boyd worked as a bookkeeper in a flax business and he and Margaret had at least seven children:

William (born 21 May 1896 at 30 Surrey Street, Belfast)

James Grant (born 26 February 1898 at 14 Meadowbank Street, Belfast)

Henry (born 18 July 1899 at 14 Meadowbank Street, Belfast)

May (born 25 May 1901 at 8 Stranmillis Street, Belfast)

Emily Noble (born 11 December 1902 at 8 Stranmillis Street, Belfast)

Unnamed male child (born 27 November 1904 at 8 Stranmillis Street, Belfast; died of congenital heart disease on 29 November 1904)

Helen (born 31 August 1907 at 10 Stranmillis Street, Belfast)

The Boyd family moved to Bangor where they lived at 49 Holborn Avenue and then in Farnham Park.

Henry Boyd attended Bangor Grammar School from 1912 until 1914.

During the First World War Lieutenant Henry Boyd served with the Royal Air Force and he was 19 when he died on 25 August 1918.

At the time of his death his parents were living in Holway Drive, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Lieutenant Henry Boyd was buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney, France and he is commemorated in Bangor Grammar School and in the Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour (Page 52).