These are biographies of some of the pupils who were at the school in the Plummer years (1879-1891).

THOMAS WYKES GIBBARD C.B., C.B.E., M.B. Durh. Major-General T. W. Gibbard, who died on Aug. 11 at the age of 92, qualified in 1886 and graduated B.M. with honours at Durham University three years later. After entering the R.A.M.C., he practised for some time as an Army specialist in ophthalmology. Work at Army Headquarters, Simla, was followed by appointment as medical officer in charge of the Military Hospital, Rochester Row, London, where he succeeded Colonel F. J. Lambkin, a pioneer in the systematic treatment of syphilis in the Army. Gibbard held this appointment from 1909 to 1914, during which time he was associated with Colonel L. W. Harrison in systematic tests of ’ 606 ’ (which was placed on the market in 1910) and of ’ 914.’ This work proved of immense value as a guide to the treatment of syphilis in the Army during the war In 1914 he was appointed an honorary of 1914-18. surgeon to the King and was promoted brevet-colonel. During that war he served in the Dardanelles and Egyptian ca,mpaigns and in France. For his services he was three times mentioned in despatches and was appointed c.B. in 1918 and C.B.E. in 1919. He was promoted majorgeneral in 1922 and retired in 1925. General Gibbard is survived by his widow

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