Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Boyd

Male 1847 - 1904  (56 years)


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  • Name John Boyd 
    Born 6 Feb 1847  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting military, story 
    Military
    • His career is an Interesting one in that he was one of the survivors of the disastrous battle at MaJuba Hill in the early eighties. He was at that time a member of the Gordon Highlanders, with which regiment he served in many campaigns.
    Immigration 1889  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Iron Fitter 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-63449 
    Died 7 Jan 1904  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63449  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Boyd,   b. CA 1817,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F54571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Hall,   b. 23 Jan 1862, Florence, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F16569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HE WAS A SURVIVOR OF MAMBA HILL AND HERO OF KHANDAHAR

      John Boyd, the old Soldier who lived in Galt, Passes Away in Grace Hospital. Toronto.

      Word has been received in Galt that John Boyd died on Thursday afternoon in a Toronto hospital. Mr. Boyd was for some years a resident of Galt, living over the store now. occupied by D. Brown, shoe dealer. While here he worked for the MacGregor-Gourlay Co., and for a time was caretaker at the Armories..His career is an Interesting one in that he was one of the survivors of the disastrous battle at Majuba Hill in the early eighties. He was at that time a member of the Gordon Highlanders, with which regiment he served in many campaigns.

      Deceased was born in Scotland and when a young man enlisted with the Highlanders with whom he served as a private for 21 years, taking part in many memorable battles and campaigns. He was through the Afghan campaign and was with Lord Roberts on his famous march from Kabul to Khandahar. In the South African campaign of '81 he was under Sir George White, a captain,and General Sir Hector Macdonald, then sergeant. For Sir Hector he always maintained a very sincere respect.

      Mr. Boyd was about sixty years of age, and his death took place in Grace Hospital. He leaves a wife and one sister, Miss Jean Boyd, of Galt.

      Galt Daily Reporter 8 Jan. 1904 p. 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 7.

    2. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 84.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1847 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1889 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Iron Fitter - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 1904 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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