Roy Baird studied medicine at Cambridge University, England, and later worked as a government/army medical officer in various countries.
From Alumni cantabrigienses:
BAIRD, ROY–Admitted at Caius College, October 1, 1889. Son of James Thompson Wilson, M.D. (and Frances Hall Fearon), of Congleton, Cheshire. Born there March 16, 1872. School, Macclesfield Grammar. Matriculated Michaelmas 1889; B.A. 1892. At Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 1897. Entered the Indian Medical Service, 1898; Captain, 1901; Major, 1909; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1917; Colonel, 1927; retired, 1929. Served in China, 1900; in Tibet, 1903-4; in action at Niani and round Gyantse. Served in the Great War, 1914; in Egypt, 1915; at Gallipoli, 1915; in East Africa, 1916; Iraq, 1917. (Sources: Venn, II. 505; Indian Medical Service; Medical Directory, 1938.)
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