This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1321
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 25/09/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 184 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Porter, J. & A. D. Grimmond Ltd, Dundee
Annie Bennett Taylor Geddes, 184 Hilltown, Dundee
Annie, born 30.12.1906, Agnes, born 28.01.1909, William, born 26.03.1910, Joseph, born 16.06.1912 & Robert, born 22.05.1916
More about Joseph Geddes
Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
Joseph Geddes 1321 Black Watch
SHRAPNEL WOUND IN THE BACK.
Mrs Joseph Geddes who resides at 281 Hilltown, Dundee has received information that her husband, Private Joseph Geddes, of the 4th Black Watch is in Craigleith Hospital, Edinburgh, having sustained a shrapnel wound in the back at the Ypres charge on Sunday, 9th May.
Private Geddes has had some experience of military life, having served for a period in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and has been a member of “Dundee’s Own” for four years. Geddes is 37 years of age, and was previously employed as a porter by J. & A. D. Grimond, Ltd.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 20th May 1915
GEDDES___In loving memory of my husband, Private Joseph Geddes, 1/4th Black Watch, who was killed at Loos, on 25th September 1915. –Inserted by Mrs Geddes, 184 Hilltown.
Dundee People’s Journal 30th September 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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