Boyd, Robert Masson
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Biography: Born Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, 7 January 1889. Son of Rev. R. M. Boyd. From Robert Gordon's College he passed to the University as 3rd Bursar in 1907, graduating M.A., 1910; M.B., 1913. After graduation he acted as House Surgeon in the Royal Hospital, Plymouth, and later in Birmingham. In September 1914 Boyd joined the R.A.M.C. and was promoted Captain in September 1915. Early in that year he saw service in France, but unfortunately his health broke down ; he was invalided home, and in 1916 resigned his commission. Later with improving health, and indomitable as ever, he set up in practice in Braemar, but succumbed to pneumonia following influenza on 13 December 1918. While a student Boyd, although of a retiring disposition, was well known in the University Societies, but “Robin“ was known only to a small circle of friends, who alone had the privilege of knowing his wide knowledge of men and books and of enjoying his quiet humour and the companionship of his kindly nature. But Boyd at his best was seen in that Highland glen where he chose to work, and where his memory still lingers as the country doctor ''The Lone Man in the Gig'' who ''brings air and cheer into the sick room, and often enough, though not so often as he wishes, brings healing''.
Date of Death: 13 December 1918
Burial Details: Buried at Braemar Churchyard.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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