Jocelyn Lucas

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Major Sir Jocelyn Morton Lucas, 4th Baronet KBE MC (27 August 1889 – 2 May 1980) was a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth South in a 1939 by-election, and served until he retired at the 1966 general election.

He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England. He was educated at Royal Military College Sandhurst, Berkshire, England. He fought in the First World War, where he was wounded and became a POW. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 4th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was decorated with the award of Military Cross (MC).

He was the son of Sir Edward Lingard Lucas, 3rd Bt. and Mary Helen Chance. He married, firstly, Edith Cameron, daughter of Very Rev. David Barrie Cameron, on 20 December 1933. He married, secondly, Thelma Grace Arbuthnot, daughter of Harold Denison Arbuthnot and Anne Grace Lambert, on 20 October 1960.

He bred Sealyham terriers. In the late 1940s, he developed a breed of dog (which he described as "death to rats") and the Lucas Terrier was named after him.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Cayzer
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South
Succeeded by
Bonner Pink
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Lingard Lucas
(of Ashtead Park)
1936 – 1980
Succeeded by
Thomas Edward Lucas