James Burrows Boyd, M.M

1894 Oct 17. Born Kilkeel, Down

1901 census at Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, Down. His father is a policeman

1911 census at 2 Dromore, Warrenpoint, Down

1912 Signs Ulster Covenant

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

1925 Feb Married to Maud Jones. His best man was TTW Armstrong


1931 Nov 4 Smuggling. He ran , with his wife Maud, the cafe at Bangor Pickie swimming pool. He claimed the goods were left over from the season which had just closed. The judge fined him the maximum of £100. He appealede, won the appeal, and got his money back

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