This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Richard Smith Geekie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/326
- Rank: Able Seaman
- 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
- Date of Birth: 26.09.1881
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 78 Rosebank Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Lamplighter
Jane Geekie, 84 Rosebank St, Dundee
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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