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.
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).