Lee-Graham Louis Pippin 2/Lt 174490

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Name Lee-Graham Louis Pippin
Army number 174490
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations
Date of birth 8/12/1914
Age 75 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 22/2/1941. Posted 11th Battalion DLI. Served Iceland. Special Employment 6/4/1942 and struck off strength of 11th Battalion DLI. Special Operations Exexutive Mission to France 1943. Taken Prisoner of War. Relinquished Commission on the grounds of disability 9/7/1946 as Honorary Captain (date subsequently amended to 5/8/1946).
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade Probably shortly after being Commissioned. Exact date of posting to 11th Bn not known as the Field Returns of Officers appear not to have survived for the relevant period.
Promotions W/S Lt 22/8/1942, A/Captain 16/3/1943, T/Captain 16/6/1943.
Wounded Not so far as is known, but may well have been tortured after capture.
Prisoner of War Yes - captured while on a mission in France.
Died/Killed in action Died 3/8/1990.
Home address Married Marguerite D M (Daisy) Robinson (born 1916) at Marylebone in 1942. Lived in Hammersmith in 1946 and 1948.
Source table 11DLI

Lt Lee-Graham's "Special Employment" was as an Agent with the Special Operations Executive. In a book detailing the casualties to SoE Agents he is referred to in a section regarding an Agent called Jumeau. This can be found here

Lt Lee-Graham is also listed in a book about Wanborough Manor - an SoE Training and Selection Centre. Reference to this can be found here He is listed in the Appendix detailing surviving Agents.

To access a Website specialising in SoE Agents and their histories please click here

For a Wikipedia article on SoE Training Establishments please click here

Particular thanks are due to David M Harrison for access to a copy of Captain Lee-Graham's post-repatriation report in 1945, from National Archives file HS6/437, and for a copy of the Battalion Part II Order (the only such page to have come my way in years of 70th Brigade research) from his personal file at the National Archives - HS9/607/1 - which shows him struck off the Battalion strength.