PEEBLES, John Alan Laing

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Dorsetshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
74660
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Friday, June 11, 1943
Died on war service
Died in the United Kingdom
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 

Capt. Peebles MC was killed in an accident involving a grenade in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. We have a photo in the gallery of Rfn Tommy Pollock who was seriously injured in the same accident.

He was awarded the Military Cross in 1940 whilst a 2/Lt for gallant conduct in action with the enemy. [Source: London Gazettes Publication date: 18 October 1940; Supplement: 34975; Page: 6114]
 
11 June: Capt J.A.L. Peebles, MC died at Parkhurst Military Hospital, Newport, IOW.
16 June: The funeral, with full military honours, of Capt J.A.L. Peebles, MC took place at Parkhurst Military Hospital, Newport, IOW.
(Sources for above: No 5 Cdo war diary for June 1943 and CVA Forum message 3108.)
 

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