Lyell Alan Captain 254619
Name Lyell Alan
Army number 254619
Date of birth 04-Nov-17 in India (his mother dying shortly afterwards).
Age 89 at the time of his death (two days before his 90th birthday).
Unit Joined the Royal Army Medical Corps - granted an Emergency Commission as a Lieutenant 5/12/1942. Posted 187 Field Anbulance. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 6/3/1944. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. Wounded 19/8/1944. Invalided out of the Army.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Medical Officer.
Joined Brigade 06-Mar-44.
Promotions W/S Captain 5/12/1943.
Wounded 19/8/1944 in the knee- apparently by "friendly fire".
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 2/11/2007 at Bishopton, Renfrewshire.
Home address Battalion records have his number as 25369. Educated Repton and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Registered as a Medical Student 23/10/1936. Studied at St Thomas's Hospital (MB ChB 1942). Lived at Abbeyside, Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, 87 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, 10 Coltbridge Terrace, Edinburgh 12, 349 Great West Rd Aberdeen. Worked as a Consulting Dermatologist, Aberdeen. Married Rachael - who pre-deceased him.
Source table 11DLI
To read Dr Lyell's Obituary, which includes a photograph of him, please click here.
T read a bried description of "Lyell's Syndrome" please click here.