|Born||1 March 1879|
|Years of service||1898 - 1932|
Machine Gun Corps Training Centre
17th Infantry Brigade
|Battles/wars||Irish War of Independence|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Lucas was commissioned into the 2 Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1898. He served in the Second Boer War and then in the Egyptian Army and Sudan Civil Service. He served in World War I with the British Expeditionary Force and fought at Gallipoli in 1915 where he was promoted to command the 87th Brigade of the 29th Division. He led the 87th Brigade during the Battle of the Somme and into 1917 before becoming Commandant of the Machine Gun Corps Training Centre in 1918. He was appointed General Officer Commanding 4th Division in October 1918 during the closing stages of the War.
He was made Commander of 17th Infantry Brigade in Ireland in 1919, and in June 1920, during the Irish War of Independence, he was captured by the IRA and held in East Clare until he was released four weeks later. He became Assistant Adjutant General at Aldershot Command in 1924 and served with the staff at General Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine from 1927 before he retired in 1932.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- Brigadier General’s blog from the Somme
- Army Commands Archived July 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- Townshend, Charles (2013). The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence, 1918-1923. Allen Lane.
- Chronology of Irish History 1919 - 1923
- Ireland 1922 - 1919
|General Officer Commanding the 4th Division