Roll of Honour

Lieutenant

Robert Mitchell Stewart Boyd

Student

Robert Mitchell Stewart Boyd was born on the 10th January 1891 in Bishopton, Renfrewshire. He was one of seven children (two sisters) born to James Boyd, a Heating Engineer, and Emily Florence Boyd (nee Wylie), who had married on the 24th June 1881 in Belfast. The family resided in Bishopton, Renfrewshire before moving to Glasgow, latterly of 1 Bute Gardens and 1 Buckingham Street, Glasgow.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

Robert was educated at Glasgow High School, and in 1910 he came to the University of Glasgow to study Medicine, which he continued with until the outbreak of war.

Robert had been a member of the University's Officer Training Corps (OTC) between 1910 and 1912, and in 1914 was gazetted to the 6th Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Lieutenant Robert Mitchell Stewart Boyd was killed in action at Gallipoli on the 12th July 1915 (aged 24), and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. His brother, Reginald Russell Boyd died of his wounds on the 4th May 1917 in Arras, France .

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register