Major Francis G Lennox-Boyd

06 Jun 1944

Francis Gordon Lennox-Boyd was the son of Alan Walter and Florence Anne Lennox-Boyd, of Westminster, London. He was granted a commission in the Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), Royal Armoured Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Major Lennox-Boyd successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 79, from 23 August to 2 September 1943. His course report stated “Awkwardly built but determination got him through”.

He was assigned as the first Commanding Officer of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C., and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Mjr Lennox-Boyd was killed in action on 6 June 1944, aged 34, and was given a field burial at Escoville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 18 January 1945.

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