Rose Gertrude Smith
Born 1878, baptised 1937 Streatham, Surrey (247 High Road), died 3 Apr 1937 Westminster, London SW (Empire N/H), 58 or 59 years
Sister to Florence & Mabel Smith, who married Bart's brothers George & Percy. Will dated 7.8.1935 proved 11.5.1937 at London, Executors Gordon Read Peerless & Norman Donald Peerless, Stockbrokers; beneficiaries her children in equal shares.
Married 2Q 1901 Clapham, London SW. (Holy Trinity) (35 or 36 years married) to:
Born 3 Aug 1874 Camberwell, London SE. (18 The Terrace), baptised 1919 Streatham, SW16 (51 Stanthorpe Road), died 4Q 1956 Wandsworth, London SW., 81 or 82 years. Occupations: Stockbroker. Son of George Read Peerless and Harriet Spalding
In 1901 Census he was living with his parents at Clapham. In Jan 1919 the Land Registry confirmed his ownership of the freehold of a shop & dwelling house, 247 Streatham High Road, Wandsworth; at the time his own address was in Streatham.
1)Gordon Read Peerless
Born 19 Feb 1903 Wandsworth, London SW., died 4Q 1975 Worthing, Sussex, 71 or 72 years
2)Norman Donald Peerless
Born 3 Nov 1906 Wandsworth, London SW., died 2Q 1973 Southwark, London SE., 66 or 67 years
No issue. Served WWII, RAF; Plt.Off.1941; Flg.Off.1.10.1942.
3)Gwendoline Ray Peerless
Born 2Q 1912 Wandsworth, London SW, died 1978, 65 or 66 years
Married in 2Q 1940 at Wandsworth Edward W Catford (d.1975) and had issue.
4)Peter Maurice Peerless
Born 1920, baptised 1943 Streatham, Surrey (247 High Road), died 5 Oct 1943 Italy. Killed in action., 22 or 23 years, bur. Italy (Sangro River War Cemetery). Occupations: Army officer
Captain, 6th Bn.,Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery, between Pescara and Vasto, Province of Chieti; here were concentrated the graves of men who lost their lives in the fierce fighting on the Adriatic sector of the front in late 1943. Admon. granted 1944 to Bartholomew Peerless, stockbroker.