He was the son of Joseph Douglas Boyd and Martha Jane Boyd.
In 1901 the family lived in house 32, Irish Green Street, Limavady.
By 1911, Boyd is boarding in house 58, Main Street, Mohill, Co. Leitrim with a colleague, Charles Kevin Fitzsimons. One is a Bank Clerk and the other, a Bank Cashier.
Boyd contracted illness on service due to injuries inflicted by a horse and he was invalided out of the army in December 1917.
His Medal Index Card can be accessed here.
He rejoined the Northern Bank on 2nd April 1918 at Head Office with a transfer later to Ballymoney – Cashier (1918) and Armoy (1922).