John Darrell Boyd

Died at sea, his boat the SS Almeda Star was sunk by U96 (the boat featured in Das Boot during actions after this event.)


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Son of Colonel J.D. Boyd and Mrs. E.H. Boyd; husband of Aileen Beckett Boyd. Chancellor’s Medal for English Verse. Double First in Classical Tripos. Browne Gold Medal for Latin Ode. Montague Butler Prize for Latin Poem. Browne Scholarship. Craven Scholarship. Henry Lund Fellowship for Yale. Assigned to HMS Goshawk, the FAA base at RNAS Piarco, lost on passage to Trinidad. (Source




The ship hedied on, SS Almeda Star



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John Darrell Boyd
Name John Darrell Boyd
Birth 23/9/1917
Death 17/1/1941 in Died at sea on active service
WifeAileen Beckett Boyd neé Coster (6/9/1939 - 17/1/1941)