Cyril Arthur GEDDES


GEDDES, Cyril Arthur

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 18 September 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Yea, Victoria, Australia, 28 September 1888
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: State School, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Killed In Action, The Bloody Angle, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 50), Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorials: East Perth Department of the Minister for Mines Roll of Honour, East Victoria Park Memorial Wall, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Victoria Park Church of the Transfiguration Fallen Honour Roll, Victoria Park State School Honour Board, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Loraine Geddes and Isabel Mary Geddes nee Sayers of Fitzroy Street, Victoria Park, WA

Lieutenant Geddes, who is 27 years of age, and single, was a clerk in the office of the Chief Inspector of Machinery, Perth, and secretary of the Enginedrivers' Board of Examiners. He had been in the service since 1908, and had resided at Victoria Park with his parents for about 10 years.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Town of Victoria Park Library

Today’s Time-warp Tuesday we meet the man behind the name of Geddes Street, Victoria Park. Lt Cyril Arthur Geddes lived with his parents at 47 Berwick Street, Victoria Park, which was situated almost at the intersection with Geddes Street today. Cyril was a clerk in the civil service and was aged 26 when he enlisted in the AIF in September 1914. He was declared Killed in Action by court of inquiry at Gallipoli on 23 May 1915. Arthur has no known grave.