Gunner Arthur Caleb Geary L/ 32409

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Name:  Gunner Arthur Caleb Geary L/ 32409

Date of Birth:  June 1877

Address:  Stadon Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

William Geary (Framework Knitter) d.1898 and Lucy d 1911

Occupation before the war:  Shoe Laster

Siblings Names:

Catherine b 1866  |  Emma b 1868  |  Kate b 1871  |  William b 1873  |  Florence b 1875  |

Charles b 1876  |  Frederick b 1879  |  Ada b 1874

Date Died:  22.7.17

Age:  40

Place of Death:   West Belgium

Place of Burial/Memorial:  La Clytte Military Cemetery

Cause of death:   Killed in Action


“d” Battery, 236th Brigade

Royal Field Artillery


Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Married Annie Eliza Freeman 25/12/1902 at St Barnabus Leicester.
  • They had 4 children Arthur Edward born 1905; Florence Annie born 1907; Sidney born 1910; Winifred b 1913.
  • Arthur enlisted in Leicester on 7th September 1914. He stated that he had previously served with 3rd Battalion Leicester Regiment for 2 years.
  • He was 37 years and 100 days old.
  • He was enlisted into the Reserve until he was called up by the army council.
  • In 1914 he forfeited 5 days pay for staying over his pass return dates
  • He was discharged from the army on 22.2.15 on the grounds as medically unfit to be an efficient soldier.
  • He obviously re enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery at a later date but can find no reord of when and why.