1. Memorial:Vailly British Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour7D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Robert Fenwick Boyd and Annie Boyd, of Hill House, Wadhurst, Sussex. Born in Co. Durham.

Education & Career :

Rugby and University College, Oxford

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Northumberland Fusiliers 

Action : The Battle of the Aisne 1914 and subsidiary actions 

12 - 15 September 1914. Following the defeat and retreat from the Marne, the German army stood and defended the next defensible river, the Aisne. This offered significant defensive potential on the high bluffs overlooking the river but the BEF succeeded in pushing back the Germans. The first examples of trench warfare emerged on the Aisne as trenches became necessary to offer protection from concentrated artillery barrages.

Detail :

2nd LIEUTENANT EDWARD FENWICK BOYD, 1st BATTN. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, was killed in action at the battle of the Aisne on the 20th September 1914, was the only son of the late Robert Fenwick Boyd, of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, and of Mrs Boyd, of Hill House Wadhurst Sussex. He was born in 1890, and educated at Rugby, where he was Cadet Officer in the Officers Training Corps, and won his football colours in 1912 ; and University College Oxford where he was a member of the Vincent's Club. He played football for Blackheath for two seasons and for the Army & Navy in 1911. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers in September 1912 having previously been a Second Lieutenant in the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, a territorial battalion. Second Lieutenant Boyd went out to France with the 1st Battalion on the 13th August 1914, and was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 8th October 1914. He was the second member of Apollo Lodge No 357 to be killed in the war. Apollo Lodge lost more members than any other lodge, the current count being 47

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

8th March 1910
26th April 1910
25th October 1910

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