1894 Oct/Dec Born Kilkeel, Down
1901 census at Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, Down. His father is a policeman
1911 census at 2 Dromore, Warrenpoint, Down
1915 Oct 3. Landed in France.
1917 Jul 18. MM Gazetted. 13/18884 Sjt. J. B. Boyd, E. Ir. Rifles.
1918 Oct 29 Commissioned in Connaught Rangers
1920 Feb 1. Empld'. under Directorate of Graves Registration, & Enquiries (CL. II.).—Temp. 2nd Lt. J. B. Boyd (now temp. Lt.), M.M., Serv. Bn., Conn. Rangers.
1920 Apr 30. Conn. Rang. Temp. 2nd Lt. J. B:. Boyd, MM., to be temp. Lt.
1921 Jan 2. Conn. Rangers. Temp. Lt. J. B. Boyd, M.M. relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.
1921 Feb 10. Joins ADRIC with service no 1659. Posted to P Coy
1921 May 13 Promoted Section Leader
Fined £2 by Coy Commander
1922 Jan 25 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1925 Jan 7. District Inspector in Ulster Constabulary
1940 Oct 7. Inniskilling Fus. Lt. James Burrows BOYD, M.M. (152088), to be Lt.
1955 Apr 1. TERRITORIAL ARMY. Hon. Maj. James Burrows BOYD, M.M. (152088) Late R. Innisks) to be 2nd Lt., 1st Apr. 1955. and to be Capt.,
1956 Mar 31. The undermentioned Capts. relinquish their commns., 31st Mar. 1956, and are re-granted the hon. rank of Maj.:— J. B. BOYD, M.M. (152088)
1959 Apr 7 Married in Northern Ireland to Alice Myfanwy Moore