Capt Basil Peers

IWM has a collection of his photos

1894 May 9. Born Ormskirk. Lancs

1901 census at 19, Ruff Lane, Ormskirk

1911 census at 4 Albert Road Birkdale

1915 Nov 3 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1915 May 13. Landed in France

1915 Jun 8. Confirmed as 2nd Lt

1917 Jul 1. Promoted Lt

1919 Jun 13. R Lanc. R.—Lt. (actg. Capt.) B. Peers is placed on the h.p. list on account of ill-health caused by wounds.

1919 Jul 26. The undermentioned Lts., hp. list, retire on ret. pay on account of ill-health, caused by wounds. — (Actg. Capt.) B. Peers, and is granted the rank of Capt

1920 Jan 5. Dissolves estate agents business. NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Arthur Frank Shearing and Basil Peers, carrying on business as Estate Agents, at East Grinstead, under the style or .irm of FRANK SHEARING AND PEERS, has been dissolved by mutual consent . ARTHUR FRANK SHEARING. BASIL PEERS, Capt.

1920 Dec 13.Joined ADRIC with service no 1237.Posted to E Coy

1921 Feb 22 Bankruptcy receiving order" Basil Peers (trading as Radcliffe Peers & Co.), lately trading at East Grinstead, Sussex, but recently living at 169 Ashley Gardens, London, and domiciled in England, estate agent."

1921 Jun 28. The IRA believe (from Collins Papers) that he murdered M Mulcooly after the Scamogue Ambush

1921 Aug 31. Struck off as a deserter

1925 Jun 7. Died Hampstead aged 32. According to his death certificate it was purpura haemorrhagica and cardiac failure. The purpure haemorrhagica was bleeding of the corpuscles under the skin - an inflammatory condition as a result of infections when he was hit in WW1 in the sciatic nerve on two occasions. His sister said he suddenly had a heart attack after being up all day and dropped dead the same evening.