Alfred Charles Geddes

Alfred Charles Geddes
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 2581
Date of Death: 11/02/1917
Theatre of Death: France
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Australian Engineers (3rd Field Coy.)
Cemetery: Bazentin-Le-Petit Military Cemetery
Additional information: Born in Scotland. Son of John Graham Geddes and Eleanor Elizabeth Geddes of “Clyde”, Palmerston, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Geddes, late Wardlaw Drive, Rutherglen.
Australian Attestation information: Place of birth – Rutherglen; trade – telephone mechanic; NOK – mother Mrs. E Geddes, Clyde Street, Cottesloe Beach; father died in Scotland.
1901 census information:
Address: 3 Wardlawhill Street, Rutherglen.
Father: John (42) dredging and diving contractor, born about 1859 in Glasgow.
Mother: Elizabeth (39) born about 1862 in England.
Sister: Christina (19) mantle machinist, born about 1882 in Glasgow.
Sister: Bessie (18) pupil teacher, born about 1883 in Glasgow.
Sister: Annie (16) clerkess, born about 1885 in Glasgow.
Brother: George (14) apprentice ironmonger, born about 1887 in Glasgow.
Brother: Harry (8) born about 1893 in Glasgow.
Sister: Jeannie (5) clerkess, born about 1896 in Rutherglen.
Self: Alfred (3) born about 1898 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Harvey (6 months) born about 1900 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Elizabeth 48, Harry 18, Jeanie 15, Alfred 13, Harvey 10 and Mary 7.

Also commemorated on the memorial at Stonelaw High School, Rutherglen.