Surgeon-Major Thomas Boyd served at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir of 1882 and in the Nile Expedition in the Sudan. He was in charge of the Field Hospital at Absarat, where a rest-camp for ten to twenty-five sick soldiers was set up. He was commended for his services.
4 Feb 1877 Surgeon.
Oct 1877 Embarked for Bombay from Littlehampton, West Sussex.
1878 – 1882 Served in Bombay and Aden.
Sept 1882 Served in Egypt with the Indian Contingent. Was present at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir.
Dec 1882 Returned to Chatham.
1884–1885 Served in the Nile Expedition in the Sudan. Was in charge of the Field Hospital at Absarat, where a rest-camp for ten to twenty-five sick soldiers was set up. He was commended for his good service during the Nile expedition.
4 Feb 1889 Surgeon-Major.
Malta 21 Sept 1889 Arrived from Aldershot, England by exchange with Brigade-Surgeon Ray Sidney Keyworth.
Malta 1890 On garrison duty.
Malta 5 Apr 1891 Returned to England.
4 Feb 1897 Surgeon-Lieutenant Colonel.
21 Feb 1897 Retired, but employed at Armagh while on the retired list.
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- RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
- Succession Book Vol 15. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
- Medical Notes From The Nile Expeditionary Force, Brit Med J (1884), 2; 1250 :1209 (Published 13 December 1884).
- Withdrawal of the Nile Expedition, Brit Med J (1885), 2; 1281: 121-122 (Published 18 July 1885).
- Naval and Military Medical Services. Brit Med J (1889), 899 (Published 19 October 1889).