Born Innerleithen, Scottish Borders 6 Sep 1886 Died Wellington 29 Jan 1960
HP, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Joined the Colonial Medical Service, and was posted to Fiji in 1913
At outbreak of WW1, joined the RAMC (2 years), then NZMC, and at war's end, came to NZ.
Initially set up practice in Kaponga, Taranaki, before moving to Lower Hutt. Set up as a Consulting Physician in Wellington.
Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1928 - 1940
Visiting Physician, Wellington Hospital 1940 - 1948
Upon retirement, the J Roberts Boyd Prize in Medicine for final year medical students was established in his honour.
Obituary: NZMJ 1960 59:164
photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection