This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 04.11.1915
- Place of enlistment: Toronto
- Service no: 201799
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 08/10/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth: 31/03/1895
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 10 Bismark Avenue, Toronto
- Occupation: Labourer
Mary Stark Geekie, 9 Herons Lane, Dundee
More about Peter Geekie
Private Peter Geekie enlisted on the 4th November 1915 in Toronto. He was killed on 8th October 1916 and there is no known grave, however he is remembered on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was the brother of Pte David Stark Geekie, 201799, 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who also served and returned home safely.
Interestingly, there were three Peter Geekies from Dundee who served with the Canadian Infantry with two being killed in action on the same day. The other being Peter Geekie of the 16th Battalion Canadian Infantry. The third who survived was Peter Geekie 663056, of the 164th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.
There are references to Peter in the local Dundee Newspapers held in Dundee Central Library.
Peoples Journal 27/01/1917 page 8 and 30/06/1917 page 7.
Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson
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