This site aims to record the details of all those men and women from the Borough of Carrickfergus who served during the Two World Wars. The blog is a work in progress and is constantly being updated - all the information collected will go towards The Carrickfergus Roll of Honour book which will hopefully be published in 2014.
Rifleman Samuel Boyd 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Remembering Rifleman Samuel Boyd 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers) Killed in action 31st January 1917.
Cap Badge of the 14th Battalion
NAME; Boyd, Samuel
SERV. NO; 14/16260
REGIMENT; Royal Irish Fusiliers
FATE; Killed in Action, France, January
CEMETERY; Berks Cemetery
Extension - I M 1
REMARKS; Samuel was a member of
the Young Citizen Volunteers prior to the war and subsequently enlisted into
the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.He was killed in action on 31st
January 1917 and is buried in Berks
Cemetery Extension is located 12.5
kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the
N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen, Ploegsteert
and on to Armentieres.BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION is separated from Hyde Park Corner Cemetery
by a road. The extension was begun in June 1916 and used continuously until
September 1917. At the Armistice, the extension comprised Plot I only, but
Plots II and III were added in 1930 when graves were brought in from Rosenberg
Chateau Military Cemetery and Extension, about 1 kilometre to the north-west,
when it was established that these sites could not be acquired in perpetuity. Rosenberg Chateau
Military Cemetery was used by fighting units from November 1914 to August 1916.
The extension was begun in May 1916 and used until March 1918. Together, the
cemetery and extension were sometimes referred to as 'Red Lodge'.
Berks Cemetery Extension now contains 876
First World War burials.