William Boyd

Biography of William Boyd

William Boyd
William Boyd

Surgeon Lieutenant William Boyd was born in Glasgow and graduated MB, ChB from the University in 1932. He was declared missing presumed killed on 26 October 1940, when the cruise liner Empress of Britain, requisitioned as a troopship, was crippled in a German bomber attack. The ship was subsequently sunk by torpedoes fired from a U-Boat.


William Boyd
Born 13 July 1907, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 26 October 1940.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1932;
Father's Details: William Boyd
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy
Grave / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 18th Dec 2007

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