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Edwin Boyers

Rank: Captain (Temp)
Townland: Main Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
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Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps
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Date of Death: 25-10-1918
Cause: Pneumonia as a result of service, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Dublin
Memorial: St. Paul's Church of Ireland, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford.

Edwin was born in Longford in1892, the son of John Boyers who owned a drapery on Main Street. He and his brother Hedley entered Campbell College, Belfast in 1904. Both were medical students in Trinity College Dublin.

In 1918 Edwin was serving in Dublin, when he was called upon to assist the the survivors of the SS Leinster, but developed pneumonia as a result. He died of pneumonia in Steeven's Hospital, Dublin, which is opposite what is now Heuston Station. He was decorated with the Military Cross. The Longford Leader of the 2 November, 1918, gave a full description of his funeral, which took place at St. John's church in Longford and burial at Newtownforbes.

Edwin's brother Hedley also served as a Captain in the RAMC. Edwin was mentioned in dispatches in November 1917.


Parents Names: Son of John Boyers and Mary (née Moore), Main Street, Longford.
Notes: John was a draper in Longford town. The Campbellian, Vol.IV, p.133. Name: BOYERS, Edwin. Father: John Boyers. Parent's address: Longford. Register no: 815. Date entered: Sept 1904. Date left: July 1907. Date of birth: 24 January 1892. Date of death: 25 October 1918. Age at death: 26. Profession: Medicine (doctor). Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps. Rank: Lieut (Oct 1915); Captain (1916). [portrait image taken from]

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of death; notice of death, Longford Leader, 1918; entry in, Campbell College memorial; 19th Century/early 20th Century image of Main Street, Longford showing the Boyers drapery on the right, NLI; 

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