Mr John Charles BOYD (1921 - 1985)**
- Date of Birth: 03/12/1921
- Place of Birth: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 03/03/1985
- Place of Death: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||17 Feb 1973||5 Mar 1984||11yr(s) 18day(s)|
|Member for Byron||17 Feb 1973||19 Oct 1973||8mth(s) 3day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Byron||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Byron||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Byron||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Byron||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
Political Party Activity
25 years on the Land Board. Director of the B.G.F. New South Wales Council of Canegrowers Association. North Coast Research Council. North Coast Regional Agricultural Advisory Council. Former President of Murwillumbah Rotary Club.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Canegrower and agriculturalist. Educated at Murwillumbah High School. Interests include agricultural cane, bananas, cattle and timber.
In 1938 - 1940 served with the Citizen Military Forces 41st Infantry Battalion. In May 1940 he enlisted with the 2nd Australian Imperial Forces (2nd AIF): 2/13th Infantry Battalion and saw service in the Western Desert and Tobruk, where he was wounded and invalided back to Australia. He was commissioned in May 1943 at No. 1 OCTU, Woodside, South Australia and later served as an instructor at JWTC at Canungra. He re enlisted after the war with Citizen Military Forces 41st Battalion, Byron Scottish Regiment and commanded the unit with rank of Lieutentant Colonel, 1956 - 1959.
Son of J.R Boyd. Married Nancye McIlryde on 16 October 1943 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son.