William Longfield GEDDES


GEDDES, William Longfield

Service Number: 524
Enlisted: 2 November 1914, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Portland, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Katoomba, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Katoomba Superior Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Traveller/Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, 30 July 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 9 Rev. T.J. Robertson officiated Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of our dear son
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 524, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
15 Nov 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Prior to embarking for overseas
19 Dec 1914: Involvement Corporal, SN 524, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Dec 1914: Embarked Corporal, SN 524, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ajana, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Grace Geddes of 'Strathisla', Bent Street, Katoomba, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, Britih War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the cadets and the Citizen MIlitary Forces, NSW

Had trained as a Bookkeeper