DescriptionNEWCASTLE MAN'S DOUBLE MISFORTUNE. Coy-Sergt-Major J.Boyd, 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, received a shrapnel wound in the back in the recent heavy engagement of the 6th in Flanders. Sergt-Major Boyd was for over three hourslying helpless in the shell fire, but resolved to make a supreme effot to save himself, and though he had lost the use of his legs, he pulled himself 150 yards to the rear, where he was picked up by the Red Cross man and medically attneded. He was brought over to Netley, where he was unfortunate enough to contract a fever, and is now lying at the Isolation Hospital, Southampton. Sergt-Major Boyd was with Messrs. Dinning and Cooke, Percy Street, Newcastle, previous to the war. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 19th of May 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images or have any stories or information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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