Malcolm Boyd was a 31 year old widower with two children and working as a pastrycook at Scottsdale when he enlisted in December 1917. Leaving Sydney in May 1918, he arrived in England too late to see action. He was later taken on strength with the 40th and then the 39th Battalions as units were gradually disbanded. In 1919 he married Elsie and established a bakery business there. He was also wellknown as the proprietor of the Fingal, Orient, Exchange and Rosevears Hotels. Malcolm Boyd died at Hobart in April 1953. He was later buried at Launceston.