Awards & Titles:

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

Early Life :

Gerard Edward Lockyer was born in Penzance, Cornwall 1869.

Education & Career :

In 1881, he was a pupil of Christ’s Hospital School, Newgate Street, London, boarding together with some 260 other boys aged 10 to 18 years.

Gained M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P at London in 1893 (Guy's).

First registered on 4 August 1893 with a MRCS (Eng) LRCP (London), having qualified at Guy’s Hospital, London.

His entry in “The Medical Directory “ states that he was a Civilian Surgeon in the South African Field Force between 1900 – 1901, attaining the rank of Captain. In civilian life, he was an active member of the British Medial Association and practiced at Much Wenlock, Salop, Shropshire. He retired in 1937 to board with the Rev. R Merklejohn, Metton Rectory, Roughton, Norwich.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.:  

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Citations & Commemorations :

  For his services in South Africa, he was awarded the Queen’s South
Africa Medal 1899-1902 with state bar Transvaal, battle clasp Laing’s
Nek and date bar SA’01. He arrived in South Africa on board The Goth,
having left Southampton, England 31 March 1900. He left South Africa
on board the Pinemore on 15 March 1901.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Barnard No. 1230 E.C.Durham

4th May 1894
1st June 1894
6th July 1894

The contribution record shows that Gerard is a Surgeon, resident in Barnard Castle at the time of his initiation in 1894. He is shown with war service for at least 2 years between 1917-18 at which time he was around 57 years of age. In the Medical Directory his noted address is c/o Dr. Sevier, whose name also appears on the Barnard Lodge Roll of Honour.

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