Louis Lillywhite

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Louis Lillywhite
Born (1948-02-23) 23 February 1948 (age 69)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1968–2009
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Surgeon-General of the British Armed Forces (2006–09)
Director General Army Medical Services (2003–06)
Battles/wars Gulf War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Commander of the Order of St John
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant General Louis Patrick Lillywhite CB, MBE, QHS (born 23 February 1948) is a retired British Army physician and officer. He was Surgeon-General of the British Armed Forces from 2006 until December 2009.

Early life[edit]

Born to William Henry Lillywhite and Annie Kate (née Vesey), Louis Lillywhite attended King Edward VI School and the University of Wales College of Medicine and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Military career[edit]

Lillywhite was commissioned on 1 October 1968 as a second lieutenant (on probation).[1] He was promoted to lieutenant on 7 July 1971 and to captain on 2 August 1972.[2] He served as a medical officer and during the Gulf War in 1991, where he was mentioned in despatches.[3] He was Surgeon-General of the British Armed Forces from 2006 until December 2009.[4] He became an Honorary Member of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces (of the USA) in 2009[5] and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2010.[6]

Lillywhite was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1984,[7] and Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[8]

Later life[edit]

In retirement, he became a member of the Bevan Commission (Wales).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 44695". The London Gazette. 1968-10-11. p. 11051. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  2. ^ "(Supplement) no. 45793". The London Gazette. 1972-10-03. p. 11637. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 52588". The London Gazette. 1991-06-28. p. 15. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  4. ^ Louis Lillywhite MOD
  5. ^ Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces
  6. ^ Royal College of General Practitioners
  7. ^ "(Supplement) no. 49969". The London Gazette. 1984-12-31. p. 6. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  8. ^ "(Supplement) no. 58929". The London Gazette. 2008-12-31. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  9. ^ Public Mental Health

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Military offices
Preceded by
Vice Admiral Ian Jenkins
Surgeon General of the British Armed Forces
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Vice Admiral Philip Raffaelli
Preceded by
Major General David Jolliffe
Director General Army Medical Services
2003–2006
Succeeded by
Major General Alan Hawley