Richard Smith Geekie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/326
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Collingwood Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 04.06.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 16

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 26.09.1881
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 78 Rosebank Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Lamplighter
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Geekie

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jane Geekie, 84 Rosebank St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Richard Smith Geekie

Richard has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial. His address is also listed as 38 Jamaica St, Dundee.

Richard Smith Geekie   CZ/326   Collingwood Bn Royal Naval Division

Official notification has been received of the death of Seaman Richard S. Geekie, Collingwood Battalion, Royal Naval Division.  Deceased joined at the outbreak of war, and proceeded with his battalion to the Dardanelles, where he met his death.  He was 33 years of age, and a son of the late Mr John Geekie, slater, 7 Paterson Street.  For many years he was an enthusiastic member of Clyde Moor Football Club.

Dundee People’s Journal 22nd January 1916

Wife informed by Rev. Frank Cairns, that her husband died on 4th June 1915, being shot through the head whilst getting over the parapet. ; Born 26th September 1881. A Lamplighter. At the time of his enlistment he was living with his wife, Jane, at 84 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Forfarshire.

R.N.D. Data base

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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