Peter Geekie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 12.06.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Vernon British Columbia
  • Service no: 628509
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 24/05/1887
  • Place of Birth: Forfarshire
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Labourer
  • Mother:

    Annie M Geekie, Forthill Fens, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    David Geekie, Forthill Fens, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:

    Alice, Janet, & William ?

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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 ?).

For more information on Peter, visit Peter’s Memorial and Peter’s Service Record and Circumstances of Death Register

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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