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John GELDARD

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Surname: GELDARD

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Battalion

Division: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-08-20

Awards: M.I.D., Medal for Military Valour in Bronze (Italy)

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXIX. A. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: RATHMELL, YORKSHIRE

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John Geldard (born 4 December 1885) was the son of Christopher and Janet Stuart Geldard, née Humphrey. Christopher was born at Rathmell, Yorkshire and Janet at Paddington, Middlesex.

1891 Paddington, Middlesex Census: 26, Princes Square - John Geldard, aged 6 years, born Cambridge, grandson of Jessie O. Humphrey, widow.

1901 Wenden Lofts, Essex Census: Hall School - John Geldard, aged 15 years, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Student. [John was visiting his uncle and aunt, Perceval and Ethel Humphrey, who were brother and sister.]

1911 Portsea, Hampshire Census: 24 and 25, Ordnance Row - John Geldard, aged 25 years, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Lieutenant, Royal Marines. [John was boarding with Henry William Thomas and Susan Elizabeth Sheppard.]

The Portsmouth & Plymouth Battalions were amalgamated and renamed 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, 63rd (RN) Division.

John died of influenza/pneumonia. He is commemorated on the Great Chesterford, Essex, War Memorial. (2nd Lieutenant John Reynolds Pickersgill-Cunliffe (q.v.) is commemorated on the nearby Little Chesterford War Memorial).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

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Surname: GELDARD

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

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Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Marines

Unit: Plymouth Bn. R.N. Div.

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Died Date: 20/08/1918

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1897

GELDARD Christopher of 9 Pakenham-road Birmingham and of Trinity-college Cambridge esquire died 8 July 1897 Probate London 17 August to Janet Stuart Geldard widow Robert Geldard esquire and Hugh McNab Humphrey barrister-at-law Effects £5280 12s. 2d.

1918

GELDARD John of H.M.S. Europa captain R.M.L.I. died 21 August 1918 at the Burlington Hotel Cork-street Middlesex Probate London 6 December to Christopher Geldard major R.F.A. Effects £2537 11s. 3d.

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Great Chesterford, Essex, War Memorial

© John Hendry (WMR-22985)

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