R A Bostock

Surgeon Captain Robert Ashton Bostock LRCP MRCS RAMC died on active service 17 August 1917 aged 57.

Bostock was the son of Deputy Surgeon General J A Bostock CB Scots Guards and the grandson of Dr Bostock FRS. He married Caroline Mary Haden in 1895.

He was in the Orange from 1874. He trained at Bart’s and was made LSA of London in 1885, MRCS of England the same year and LRC of the Physicians in London in 1887.

He became Honorary Surgeon to Queen Victoria and a Surgeon Captain to the Army Staff in 1886. He became Surgeon to the Scots Guards like his father before him in 1887, serving the 2nd Bttn for 11 years and served as Surgeon to the General Staff during the Boer War.

He retired in 1901 and move into General Practice in Glamorgan and became a JP.

On the outbreak of the Great was appointed to the Central Recruiting Depot at Scotland Yard. He was then appointed President of the Shoreditch Medical Recruiting Board. He was Mentioned early in the War.

He died of natural causes in London and is buried at St John the Baptist Churchyard, Penmaen, Wales.

He was initiated into Aldershot Army & Navy Lodge No 1971 in 1887, and joined the medical lodges  Rahere No 2546 and Aesculapius No 2410. He was a founder of the Old Wellingtonian Lodge’s mother lodge Household Brigade Lodge No 2614 in 1896.

His son followed his father into the Orange from 1911 to 1916.