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Boyd, Thomas Cumpston (?–1908)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Thomas Boyd, n.d.

Thomas Boyd, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 15 May 1908

The body of Mr. Thomas C. Boyd, manager of the Pastoral Finance Association, was found floating off Kirribilli Point at about 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Mr. Boyd's house is part of the company's premises on the point, and he was accustomed to rise early and walk through the store, to make sure that everything was in its place. On Sunday he rose, as usual, at about 7.30, put on a mackintosh over his pyjamas, and set out on his inspection. An hour later he was still absent, and the matter was put into the hands of the police. At about 9 o'clock one of the sailors at Admiralty House noticed the body floating in the water, and brought it in, when it was found to be that of the missing gentleman.

Mr. Boyd was a native of Kelso, in Scotland, but had lived in Australia for the last 30 years. He was at first connected with John Sanderson and Co., Melbourne, but afterwards joined J. H. Geddes and Co., the wool-broking firm which is associated with the Pastoral Finance Association. Mr. Boyd had been in poor health for some time, and had booked his passage for England by the Oruba next Saturday. He was in his 57th year, and left a widow and three young daughters. Of a retiring disposition, he took no part at all in public life, but was well liked both in business and in private circles, to whom his death will come as a great shock. The funeral is to take place to-day.

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Additional Resources

  • inquest, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 30 April 1908, p 2

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Thomas Boyd, n.d.

Thomas Boyd, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 15 May 1908