Authorized Form of NamePeake; Sir; Charles Brinsley Pemberton (1897-1958); British diplomat
ForenamesCharles Brinsley Pemberton
EpithetBritish diplomat
ActivityHe served in the Royal Leicestershire Regiment during the First World War, being commissioned into the 1/4th Battalion in 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1916. His service also included attachment to the regiment's 9th Battalion. Peake was discharged in 1918. He joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1922. His first appointment was in Sofia, subsequently being posted to Tokyo, Paris, Washington DC and Tangier. In 1939, Peake became head of the Foreign Office News Department and chief press adviser at the Ministry of Information. In 1941 he was posted to Washington as Acting Counsellor. In 1946 he became Ambassador to Yugoslavia, before his appointment as Ambassador to Greece in 1951. He served in the position until 1957. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1956.
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