John Chalstrey

Sir Leonard John Chalstrey FRCS JP (17 March 1931[1] – 12 March 2020) was a consultant surgeon and was 668th Lord Mayor of London from 1995 to 1996.[2] In 1995 he was also Master Apothecary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.[3]

He studied at Queens' College, Cambridge (1951–54)[4] before transferring to Barts Medical School to complete his clinical medical training (1954–57)[5]. From 1969 to 1996 Chalstrey was a senior lecturer at St Bartholomew's Medical College, about the historical funding of which he gave an address at Mansion House on 11 June 2001.[6][7]

He was made a knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1995.[8]. He was an Honorary Colonel in the City of London Field Hospital of Royal Army Medical Corps.[9]

Chalstrey was married in 1958 to Aileen Bayes and had one son and one daughter.[10]

He died on 12 March 2020 at the age of 88.[11]


Coat of arms of John Chalstrey
Upon a helm with a wreath Argent and Gules a lion statant holding up in the dexter paw a chalice Or issuant therefrom a dragonet Argent.
Per fess Azure and Gules a Roman fort the entrance way closed and on each side a watch tower all Or masoned Proper between three lions passant Gold.
Servio Et Persevero (I Serve And I Persevere) [12]


  • Chalstrey, John (2011). The Aldermen of the City of London, 1900-2010. Corporation of London. ISBN 978-0-85203-090-5.


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Independent. 16 March 1996. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of London from 1990". City of London. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Timeline". The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. ^ Retrieved 19 March 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  6. ^ "Notable Alumni | Medicine and Dentistry". Queen Mary University of London. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ Chalstrey, Sir John (11 June 2001). "The Funding of St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1123-2001" (PDF). Guildhall Historical Association. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. ^ "State Intelligence" (PDF). The London Gazette (54136). 22 August 1995. p. 11491. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Supplement to the London Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Chalstrey, Sir (Leonard) John". Who's Who. Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  11. ^ Chalstrey
  12. ^ Burke's Peerage. 2003.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Christopher Walford
Lord Mayor of London
Succeeded by
Roger Cork