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: Perth
- Service no: 2581
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 15.09.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Perth
- Address: 18 Todburn Lane, Dundee
James Geekie, 18 Todburn Lane, Dundee
More about Alexander Geekie
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. His next of kin is listed as Miss Winifred McEwen, 134 Blackness Rd, Dundee.
Alexander Geekie 2581 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Mr James Geekie, chauffeur, 18 Todburn Lane, Dundee, has received information that his son, Private Alexander Geekie, of the 1st Black Watch, had been killed in action.
Private Geekie, who was but nineteen years of age, joined the Black Watch in September, 1913, having previously been employed in a mill in the Polepark district. His death occurred on 14th September last. Appended to the intimation was a communication from Lord Kitchener in the following terms :-“The King commands me to assure you of the true sympathy of His Majesty and the Queen in your sorrow.”
Dundee Courier 26th October 1914
ANOTHER DUNDEE MAN KILLED.
The sad intimation has been received by the parents of Private Alexander Geekie, who reside in Todburn Lane, Dundee, that their son has been killed at the front.
Private Geekie was in the 1st Black Watch, in which he has seen only about a year’s service. He was stationed with his regiment at Aldershot at the outbreak of the war, and was immediately sent abroad with the Expeditionary Force. He was quite a young man, having just passed his twentieth year, and was of a bright and pleasant disposition.
Dundee People’s Journal 31st October 1914
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