Awards & Titles:
|Queen's South Africa Medal |
British South Africa Company Medal
Early Life :Born at Marshfield, Gloucestershire in 1857 to George and Emma Vizard. He lived in and around Chipping Sodbury, but by 1881, aged 24 he is a Commercial Clerk in the Wine and Spirit trade.
- The Matabele Wars 1890-1897, Africa.
- The Second Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, South Africa.
|Unit :||Royal Gloucester Hussars Yeomanry|
5621, Sergeant George Vizard, 3rd Company Imperial Yeomanry, The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry
For service in Matabeleland, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), George was awarded the British South Africa Company Medal (Mashonaland). He went on to serve in the Boer Wars for which he was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal.
Great War Forum: George's name appears in The Yeomanry Cavalry of Gloucestershire and Monmouth by W.H. Wyndham Quin MP  Page 252. Sergeant A. VIZARD Feb. 1905 THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL. This medal was issued for the first time in 1905 and it was awarded for 10 years’ service in the Yeomanry.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Bulawayo No. 2566 E.C.||Zimbabwe|
|Joined :||Gihon No. 49 E.C.||London|
4th December 1895
8th January 1896
5th February 1896
At the time of his initiation into Bulawayo Lodge in 1895, George was a 38 year old Civil Commissioner resident at Victoria, Matabeleand. The register shows that he was excluded under Rule 175 24.6.02, so appears that this lodge was not informed of his death.
He joined Gihon Lodge No. 49 in London in 18 November,1897, the contribution record showing that he "Died Nov.1899."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley