1. Website:Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614.

Awards & Titles:

Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

Early Life :

Robert Ashton Bostock (b.1860), baptised in 1870 with his elder brother and sister at All Saints, Carshalton, was the son of Surgeon-General John Ashton Bostock CB, Scots Guards and the grandson of Dr Bostock FRS who died on active service during the Great War. He married Caroline Mary Haden in 1895.

Education & Career :

He attended Wellington College in the Orange before following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, training in medicine in Bart’s. He is recorded as a Medical Student on the 1881 census, resident at 70 Abington Street, Northampton. He was made LSA of London in 1885, MRCS of England in 1885 and LRC of Physicians in London in 1887.

He became Honorary Surgeon to Queen Victoria and a Surgeon Captain to the Army staff (Army Medical Services) in 1886 and Surgeon to the Scots Guards in 1887. He served as the 2nd Bttn’s MO for eleven years.

By 1901, he had retired from the army and moved to Glamorgan and went into general practise. He became a JP for Glamorgan by 1901 as recorded on the census. He assisted the War Office with the impact of the South African War and returned to the Colours on the outbreak of war, getting Mentioned for ‘valuable medical services‘ and later became President of the Shoreditch Medical Recruiting Board. [adapted with thanks to Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614].

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/Scots Guards 

2nd Battalion August 1914 : at Tower of London. September 1914 : attached to 20th Brigade, 7th Division. 9 August 1915 : transferred to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Surgeon, Aldershort (1887).
Wellington Barracks (1893).

Detail :

As part of the war effort he re-enlisted and was promoted Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was long associated with and MO of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

He died of natural cause at 4g Portman Mansions, Middlesex, 17th August 1917 and is buried at Saint John the Baptist Churchyard, Penmaen, Wales. His estate was worth £71365 5s. 7d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Aldershot Army and Navy No. 1971 E.C.Hampshire & IOW
Joined : Rahere No. 2546 E.C. London
Joined : Household Brigade No. 2614 E.C. London
Joined : Aesculapius No. 2410 E.C. London

16th March 1887
20th April 1887
18th May 1887

Robert was initiated into Aldershot Army and Navy No. 1971 in 1887
Joined the newly consecrated Aesculapius Lodge No. 2410 on 8th February 1893 but resigned 14th October 1896.
Joined Rahere Lodge No. 2546 on 8th October 1895.
Joined Household Brigade Lodge No. 2614 as a Joining and Founding member at its consecration on 14th May 1896. See also: Household Brigade 2614.

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