Boyd, Owen Tudor

Date of birth:
August 30th, 1899 (Marylebone/London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
August 5th, 1944
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Mill Hill Cemetery
Plot: C. Grave: 30.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Air Marshal Boyd was a Prisoner of War between 1940 and 1943. He died of a heart attack.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 27 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1916
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry when on a bombing raid in unfavourable weather. He descended to less than 1,000 feet and bombed a train, which he afterwards attacked with his machine gun, though heavily attacked by rifle and machine gun fire."
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1919
Air Force Cross
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1919
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1920
Mentioned in Despatches
Rank:
Air Vice-Marshal
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1939
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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