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Mears, Francis Peel

Mears, Francis Peel, Capt.,Royal Army Service Corps, eldest son of the late T. Lambert Mears, M.A., LL.D. of Regents Park, N.W., Barrister-at-Law, by his wife Alice Catherine, daughter of I. H. Westcar Peel; b. London 31 May 1876; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Garrison Artillery, served some time, and was invalided out of the Service in 1904; took Holy Orders the same year; volunteered for active service on the outbreak of war, and was gazetted, Lieut. A.S.C. in 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and subsequently in Macedonia; returned home in April, 1918, and proceeded to Ireland, where he served until he died at King George V Military Hospital, Dublin, 22 Feb., 1919, of Macedonian malaria and pneumonia, contracted while on active service. Buried at Sydenham, S.E.. He married in 1902, Mabel Fitzroy, dau. of Dr. Ellis, and had a son, Francis Ronald Lambert, born in 1903. De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

Biographical

Surname(s)Mears
First name(s)Francis Peel
Date of birth31 May 1876
Place of birthKensington Registration District
Family details

Son of T. Lambert Mears, M.A., LL.D., (Barrister at Law), and Alice Catherine Mears (nee Peel); husband of the late Mabel Fitz Roy Mears, (nee Ellis). Served in France and Salonica.

CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1904
Dept / courseFaculty of Theology
Military unitRoyal Army Service Corps
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance & Flanders; Macedonia
Date of death22/02/1919
Age at death42
Rank at deathCaptain (H.Q.)
Place of deathKing George V Military Hospital, Dublin
Cause of deathMacedonian malaria and pneumonia contracted while on active service
Burial placeBeckenham Crematorium and Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Added to King's College War Memorial in 2012
Sources

King’s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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