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Graham Samuel Boyd

Graham Samuel Boyd

Male 1922 - 1943  (21 years)


  • Name Graham Samuel Boyd  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 23 Aug 1922  Stanger, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    • age 21 at death [CWGC]
    Residence Feb 1923  Gledhow Estate, Stanger, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Baptism 11 Feb 1923  All Saints, Stanger, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • Sponsors: parents, by proxy for A Scott-Riddell, J Boyd, N Cheadle
    Graham Samuel Boyd (1922-1943)
    Graham Samuel Boyd (1922-1943)
    Baptism register
    Education 1937 - 1940  Kearsney College, Botha's Hill, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Graham Samuel Boyd (abt 1922-1943)
    Graham Samuel Boyd (abt 1922-1943)
    At Kearsney College in 1940 as a prefect.
    Front row, 2nd from left
    Residence - 1940  Stanger, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Military Service abt 1940 - 1943  26 Squadron SAAF  [2
    Post/Rank/Title 1943  Lieutenant  [2
    Death 18 Dec 1943  At sea, off Takoradi Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [2, 4
    Notes 
    • Graham Boyd lived in Stanger, Natal, the son of Graham S. and Mavis Boyd.
      He attended Kearsney College from 1937 to 1940 where he was an outstanding sportsman. Graham played 1st XI cricket in 1937, 1938, 1939 & 1940, when he Captained the team, 1st XV rugby in 1938, 1939 & 1940 and Natal Schools Cricket in 1940. Graham obtained tennis colours in 1938 and was a Kearsney prefect in 1940.
      During WWII he was stationed at Takoradi with SAAF 26 Squadron flying Vickers Wellingtons. Sadly, on the 18th December 1943, his Wellington was listed missing at sea, off Takoradi. It is believed to have been hit by fire from a submarine.
      Graham Boyd is honoured on the Malta Memorial on panel 12 column 1. He is also listed on the Kearsney College Roll of honour. [26 Squadron SAAF website accessed 17 Apr 2012]
    Person ID I0424  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2012 

    Father Graham Samuel Boyd,   b. est 1895, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mavis Riddell,   b. 15 Sep 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1993, Groutville, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F0927  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Aug 1922 - Stanger, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Feb 1923 - Gledhow Estate, Stanger, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 11 Feb 1923 - All Saints, Stanger, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1937 - 1940 - Kearsney College, Botha's Hill, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1940 - Stanger, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 18 Dec 1943 - At sea, off Takoradi Link to Google Earth
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    Graham Samuel Boyd (1922-1943)
    Graham Samuel Boyd (1922-1943)

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Gill Tatham.

    2. [S07] Other Sources, South African Air Force 26 Squadron website.

    3. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, All Saints, Stanger, 11 Feb 1923.
      b 23 Aug 1922

    4. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.