Surgeon Rear Admiral P.D. Gordon Pugh OBE, FRCS was born in Carshalton, Surrey and educated at Lancing College and Jesus College, Cambridge before pursuing a successful career in the Royal Navy eventually rising to the rank of Surgeon Rear Admiral. He is the father of Lewis Gordon Pugh. He was a prolific collector of naval ceramics and the benefactor of The Pugh Collection of Victorian Staffordshire Figures. He is a published author.
- P.D. Gordon Pugh. Nelson and his surgeons E. & S. Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1968
- P.D. Gordon Pugh. Naval Ceramics. The Ceramic Book Co., Newport, England 1971.
- P.D. Gordon Pugh. The History of the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth. I. The life and times of Captain Richard Creyke. J R Nav Med Serv. 1972 Summer;58(2):78-94.
- P.D. Gordon Pugh. The History of the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth. II. 'A walk around the Hospital.' J R Nav Med Serv. 1972 Winter;58(3):207-26.