GERARD, James Gilbert. 1795 — Sabathu 31.3.1835. British (Scots) Military Physician and Explorer in India. Son of Gilbert G., D.D., brother of —> Alexander Gerard. Entered Bengal Medical Service in 1814, accompanied his brother in Himalayan travels. In 1831 he was —> A. Burnes’ company on the journey to Afghanistan in 1832. In Meshed he became ill, left Burnes and returned alone to India. He was a good observer and collected valuable geographical information.
Publications: Wrote for the JASB.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; H.M. Chichester, D.N.B. 21.