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Bid to find family of World War I victim

I AM seeking the relatives of Second Lieutenant Brian Boyd, of the 14th Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in France on July 7, 1917, aged 19 years.

Brian was my late mother's boyfriend and she had kept 20 letters and some postcards and other items that he had sent to her from the Western Front.

I wish to try to find the descendants of his two siblings, Kathleen and Denis. In the 1911 census, they lived at 10 Cyprus Gardens, Belfast with their parents, Mr and Mrs William Boyd.

My mother was the same age as Brian; she was the eldest of her family and they lived only 300 yards away in Cyprus Avenue.

If any of the descendants of Kathleen, or Denis, wish to contact me about these letters I would be happy to write to them.

DR KEITH BEATTIE

keithbeattie@tiscali.co.uk

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