John Rowand Geddes Image

Name

Lieutenant John Rowand Geddes

Born

1894-09-15

From

Occupation

Teacher

Religion

Presbyterian

Death

1917-11-03

Where Died

France

Killed

Died while in service

Cemetery

Awards

British War Medal, Victory Medal

Monument




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Service Record 1


Highest Rank

Lieutenant

Conflict

Battalion

Enlisted

Enlistment Date

1915-09-23

Prev Exp

No


Service Record 2


Highest Rank

Lieutenant

Conflict

Battalion

Enlisted

Enlistment Date

1915-09-23

Prev Exp

No


Service Record 3


Conflict

Battalion

91st Battalion

Enlistment Date

1916-04-01

Prev Exp



Service Record 4


Highest Rank

Lieutenant

Conflict

Battalion

Enlistment Date

1916-12-22

Wounded Date

1917-05-05



Notes

John was the son of Alex Geddes of Port Elgin, ON. He was killed in a flying accident while serving in the Royal Flying Corps. His service was considered for the grant of war medals by the Royal Air Force.




Sources & Links

a) McLeod, Norman. “The History of the County of Bruce 1907-1968”, vol 2, Bruce County Historical Society, 1969. Print.
b) Royal Air Force casualty card (https://www.casualtyforms.org/form/8133)
c) Royal Air Force service record (National Archives, https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Record: AIR 76/179/632)
- Library & Archives Canada
- War Graves Commission
- Book of Remembrance
- Canadian Virtual War Memorial



News Clippings


Port Elgin Times, July 25, 1917, p.1
Port Elgin Times, July 25, 1917, p.1
Port Elgin Times, November 14, 1917, p.1
Port Elgin Times, November 14, 1917, p.1

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