April 25, 1887: William Kirwin was murdered by Alec Cunningham. [REIG]
The Colonel whistled. “By jove!” said he, “who’s killed, then? The J.P. or his son?”
“Neither, sir. It was William, the coachman. Shot through the heart, sir, and never spoke again.”
“Who shot him, then?”
“The burglar, sir. He was off like a shot and got clean away. He’d just broke in at the pantry window when William came on him and met his end in saving his master’s property.”
April 25, 1891: Holmes and Watson left for the Continent and arrived in Brussels. [FINA]
We made our way to Brussels that night and spent two days there…
Date information provided by the volume A Day-by-Day Chronology of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, according to Zeisler and Christ, compiled and edited by William S Dorn.