This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 12.06.1915
- Place of enlistment: Vernon British Columbia
- Service no: 628509
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
- Place of Death: Courcelette, France
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 08/10/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Adanac Military Cemetery, France
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.C.4
- Date of Birth: 24/05/1887
- Place of Birth: Forfarshire
- Occupation: Labourer
Annie M Geekie, Forthill Fens, Broughty Ferry
David Geekie, Forthill Fens, Broughty Ferry
Alice, Janet, & William ?
More about Peter Geekie
Private Peter Geekie had previously served with 11th Regiment Irish Fusiliers of Canada and he enlisted in the 16th Bn on the 12th June 1915. According to a letter held within Peter’s service record, sent to his parents from Bramshott Camp, Hampshire, he states that in the event of his death his estate should be divided between his parents and Alice, Janet and William, (possible siblings of Peter ?).
Interestingly, there are three Private Peter Geekies from Dundee who served in the Canadian Army, with two being killed on the same day. The other being Peter Geekie of the 4th Battalion Canadian Infantry, the third who survived was Peter Geekie 663056 of the 164th Battalion Canadian Infantry.
Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson.
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