|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1888|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1920|
County Dublin, Ireland
Lieutenant Peter Ashmun Ames was one of the British Army Intelligence officers based in Dublin Castle [members of "The Cairo Gang"] operating against the IRA in Ireland, who were assassinated by members of Michael Collins's "Squad", on the morning of "Bloody Sunday", 21 November 1920.
Son of Elias Hurlbut Ames and Eleanor Grey Bushnell Ames.
Born at Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died at 38, Upper Mount Street, Dublin.
He joined the Grenadier Guards as a cadet in 1917, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 29th August 1917. He relinquished his commission on 1 April 1920.
On 25 April 1920, he was given a special appointment as a Class 2 Lieutenant in the Intelligence Section of the Auxiliary Forces in Ireland ["The Black and Tans"].
Although officially recorded by CWGC as a World War 1 death, he actually died during the Irish War of Independence.
Also buried in the same cemetery is,
Lt. George Bennett
for further details, see
The Cairo Gang
Peter Ames was killed at 38 Upper Mount Street, Dublin, by
was convicted and executed for the murder of Ames, although there is evidence that he was innocent of this murder, but was present at the assassinations of Capt. Patrick MacCormack and Wilde in the Gresham Hotel
St Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
Plot: 2628. N.E.
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Record added: Feb 15, 2008
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