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James Cowie GEDDES

Regimental number16466
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
SchoolSt Margarets, Aberdeen, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Geddes, 131 Cumberland Street, Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDecember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 15 June 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLongueau British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth GEDDES, 131 Cumberland Street, Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Native of Aberdeen, Scotland

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