William Edgar Peers was born in 1905, son
Cecil William and Harriet Emma Peers, of
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He was married
to Christina Mary Peers, of York.
He was a
member of the Royal Air Force Volunteer
reserve and was promoted to Pilot Officer on
24 September 1940.
He was a pilot with
58 Squadron, flying Whitley bombers out of
Linton on Ouse, in Yorkshire.
On 15 January
1941, P/O Peers and his crew were sent on a
mission to Wilhelmshaven. The rest of his
crew consisted of
P/O M P Griffiths, Sgt H Shipley, Sgt R J
Couser DFM and Sgt R F J Duncan.