Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Russell Boyd

In memory of:

Lance Corporal George Russell Boyd

June 16, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/133241

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Abel and Rachel Boyd, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IA. B. 9.

Location:

Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GEORGE RUSSELL BOYD– George Russell Boyd on left with his brother Jack Ross Boyd.  George died defending Les Mesnil crossroads. (His brother Jack served in the RCAF and after the war became a teacher.)
  • Newspaper Clipping– This obituary of L/Cpl Boyd was obtained from a mircofilm copy of a 1944 Toronto newspaper.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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