Surgeon Major Alfred Lewer was educated at King's College London. He took the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in
1858, the Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in 1859 and the Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1860. He entered the Army Medical Department as an assistant surgeon in 1858.
Surgeon Major Alfred Lewer served in the Royal Artillery until the regimental system was abolished. He was with the Royal Artillery at Ahmedabad, Dreba (1866–1869) and Bangalore. He became a surgeon major on 21 January 1874, and retired from the services on 23 May 1891.
Service Record — Alfred Lewer
1 Dec 1858 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
11 Jan 1859 Appointed Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery. Served with 14th Bde and 9th Bde between 1862 and 1866.
Apr 1863 Published a case of aneurysm of the thoracic aorta resulting from secondary syphilis in a driver of A Battery 14th Bde Royal Artillery stationed at Bangalore. (Army Medical Department Report (1862) vol 4; 512, London (1864).
29 Dec 1869 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Francis John Shortt promoted to the Staff.