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Card, Lewis Oswald

Entered Guy's in 1897, but left before taking any professional examination to join the Regular Army. He served through the Boer War between 1899-1903, with the Border Horse and the Imperial Light Horse, and obtained two medals with seven clasps. In 1906 he served with the Transvaal Mounted Rifles in the Zululand Rebellion, where he obtained the medal and clasps. Between 1906 and 1914 he was a member of the H.Q. Squad of the Northern Mounted Rifles - was a first class shot and was a member of the Loyd-Londry team of the H.Q. Squadron. During the war he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and would have taken his commission, but died from wounds whilst serving with the R.A.S.C. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)Lewis Oswald
Date of birth1879
Place of birthLewes, Sussex
Family detailsSon of Henry Curtis Card, East Street, Lewes, Sussex
Previous educationUckfield Grammar School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1897
Dept / courseConjoint Course
QualificationsDid not qualify - joined the regular army
Military unitIn Boer War - Border and Imperial Light Horse. In 1906 Mounted Rifles. 1906-1914 HQ Squad of Northern Mounted Rifles. Royal Army Service Corps
Place enlistedLondon
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsBoer War (1899-1903); 1906 served in Transvaal in Zulu Rebellion. 1906-1914 Member of HQ in Northern Mounted rifles.
Decorations / medalsBoer War - 2 medals with 7 clasps. Zululand Rebellion - medal with clasps
Date of death18 May 1915
Age at death36
Rank at deathCorporal - due to take commission
Cause of deathWounds
Burial placeLewes Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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