The dramatis personae of the bodyline controversy later went their own ways. After his retirement Douglas Jardine wrote a manual entitled Cricket and some newspaper articles on the subject, but retained only the loosest affiliation with the game and its administration. In 1934 he married Irene Peat, the daughter of Sir Harry Peat, senior partner in the Peat Marwick international accountancy firm which later became connected with the Price Waterhouse empire. Jardine pursued his intellectual interests, in religion for example, and tended business interests in landholding throughout the Empire—he was chairman of the New South Wales Land Agency Company, and on the board of the Scottish Australian Company, among others. During the Second World War he served in France, Belgium and India with the Royal Berkshire Regiment before returning to civilian life. Just before his death in 1958 he returned briefly to cricket, as president of the Oxford University Cricket Club between 1955 and 1957.