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Milton Howard Boyd

In memory of:

Lieutenant Milton Howard Boyd

August 10, 1944

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

Additional Information


Son of William and Ethel Boyd; husband of Geraldine Estelle Boyd, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 256 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XI. G. 1.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Biography– Entry for Boyd from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook, 1942, describes his activities and interests. Boyd was a graduate of Pharmacy.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Milton Howard Boyd– From:  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945. 
The book was published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto.  
Submitted with permission, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– The Perth and District Collegiate Institute Wall of Valour dedicated to the former students who died during WWI and WWII.

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