Lewis Michael Peebles Captain 254088
Name Lewis Michael Peebles
Army number 254088
Decorations MiD 4/4/1946
Date of birth 13-Oct-18
Unit Royal Army Medical Corps Emergency Commission Lt 5/12/1942, Posted 187 Field Ambulance, Attached Durham Light Infantry 6/3/1944, Posted 10th Bn DLI, With the Battalion on disbandment. Attached Essex Regiment, Posted 2nd Bn. Released 1945.
Company/Battery Bn HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Regimental Medical Officer
Joined Brigade 06-Mar-44
Promotions W/S Capt 5/12/1943
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 02-Dec-99. See below.
Home address Born Vancouver. Educated Berkhampsted and Magdalen College Oxford. BM BCL Oxon 1942. House Physician Newcastle General 1942. Queen Anne's, Oundle, Peterborough.
Source table 10DLI
Dr Lewis' obituary in the BMJ reads as follows:-
Former general practitioner Oundle, 1950-82, and Thrapston, Northamptonshire, 1982-94 (b Vancouver, British Columbia 1918; q Oxford 1942), d 2 December 1999. He was awarded scholarships in anatomy and pathology. He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was a regimental medical officer in the 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and the 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. He was mentioned in despatches for his part in the Normandy landings. Michael was secretary of the GP section of the Royal Society of Medicine for a time and president of the Peterborough Clinical Society. He was well known for his humanity and compassion and, although he welcomed the advantages of the NHS, he lamented the pressures that allowed less time with each patient. Outside medicine Michael enjoyed art, music, philosophy, and poetry, and had a great love of the countryside. He leaves a wife, Kathleen; a daughter; and a son.
by David Clayton