Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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J Boyd

Mr James Boyd, Mossend, has now received official notice from the War office that his son, L.Cpl Jas. Boyd, Royal Scots, is presumed to have been killed in action. L.Cpl Boyd was reported missing on 2nd August, 1916, and as no further information regarding him could be got, it is presumed that he was killed in the attack which took place on that date. He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war, and was called to the colours in December 1914.


Midlothian Advertiser, 18th May, 1917













In Memory of




16th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Thursday, 3rd August 1916. Age 21.


Additional Information: Son of James and Jane Boyd, of 50, Front St., Mossend, West Calder, Midlothian.


Commemorative Information


Memorial:  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D


Location:  The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).


CWGC website

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