James Cowie GEDDES

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GEDDES, James Cowie

Service Number: 16466
Enlisted: 31 July 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland, 1884
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: St Margaret's School, Aberdeen
Occupation: Plumber/Tinsmith
Died: Died of wounds, Amiens, France, 15 June 1918
Cemetery: Longueau British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 8
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Brisbane St. Andrew's Uniting Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 16466, Brisbane, Queensland
2 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 16466, Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 16466, Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
15 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 16466, 11th Field Company Engineers, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Shell wound (right leg)
15 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 16466, 11th Field Company Engineers, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia at the age of 25 years

Son of John and Elizaabeth Geddes og 131 Cumberland Street, Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal