In Memoriam: Former newsreader and LSTM Vice-President Peter Sissons (1942 – 2019)

News article 2 Oct 2019
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Peter Sissons greets LSTM patron HRH Princess Royal

It is with deep regret that LSTM has learned about the death of former newsreader, and LSTM Vice-President, Peter Sissons.

LSTM's deputy director, Professor Steve Ward, said: "This is very sad news indeed – Peter became a Vice-President in 2013. Being from Liverpool himself he always supported LSTM with great enthusiasm, willingly giving his time and advice on numerous occasions. His expertise, wisdom and wit will be missed."

Chair of LSTM's Board of Trustees, James Ross OBE, added: "Peter was an exemplary Vice-President, deploying his professional communication skills in support of LSTM’s activities in general and its fundraising in particular. He was a delightful and loyal friend, who will be much missed”.

Mr Sissons joined LSTM’s group of Vice-Presidents six years ago and was instrumental in moderating numerous debates, academic sessions in Question Time format as well as conferences. He also oversaw the LSTM book launch of ‘Burma Railway Medicine’ in 2017 as he had a specific interest in LSTM’s longest running project with the Far East prisoners of war (FEPOW).

LSTM wishes to send its sincere condolences to Mr Sissons' family.

 Peter Sissons moderating an LSTM hosted academic debate in 2015