Richard Edmund Charles Peirse

Richard Edmund Charles Peirse

Birth
Croydon, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Death 5 Aug 1970 (aged 77)
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 206688461 · View Source
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Sir Richard Edmund Charles Peirse
Prefix Air Chief Marshal Sir
Suffix KCB, DSO, AFC
b. 30 Sep 1892 Croydon, Morden, Surrey, England
d. 5 Aug 1970
Rank: Air Chief Marshal
Commands held:
Allied Air Command South-East Asia
Air Forces in India
Bomber Command
Palestine Transjordan Command
RAF Heliopolis
RAF Gosport
No. 222 Squadron
Battles/wars:
First World War
Arab revolt in Palestine
Second World War

was a senior Royal Air Force commander.
The son of Admiral Sir Richard Peirse and his wife Blanche Melville Wemyss-Whittaker
m1. 18 August 1915 Mary Joyce Ledgard (1894–1975), younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Armitage Ledgard, of the Manor House, Thorner, Yorkshire. They had one son and one daughter. The marriage was dissolved in 1945.
m2.1946 Lady Jessie Auchinleck

Son: Air Vice Marshal Sir Richard Charles Fairfax Peirse, KCVO, CB b.16 March 1931 Blackheath England –d. 8 February 2014 was a senior Royal Air Force officer who served as Defence Services Secretary from 1985 to 1988


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  • Created by: Dedicated ~ Aurorae Little ♥UE
  • Added: 31 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206688461
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Edmund Charles Peirse (30 Sep 1892–5 Aug 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206688461, ; Maintained by Dedicated ~ Aurorae Little ♥UE (contributor 48644964) Cremated.