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David Wilson Boyd

Royal Marine
Service No: PLY/X 3052

HMS Prince of Wales


When I was younger my late-grandfather told me about his brother - Marine David Wilson Boyd. As far as I can remember his family had always believed him to have been killed (or missing in action) upon the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales.
From this site I have discovered he was last seen in February 1942 and is then classed as MIA.

After the war rumours began at home here in Belfast that David was actually alive and well but the family have never been able to prove. Would anyone know of David and if so, be able to tell me more about him?

John Hancock


Contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by

John Hancock (Great Nephew).

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Marine 
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Prince of Wales. 
Age: 21 
Date of Death: 16/02/1942 
Service No: PLY/X 3052 
Additional information: Husband of Charlotte Boyd, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 102. Column 3.