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George Geddie (1869 - 1961)

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George Geddie
Born in Garmouth, Urquhart, Moray, Scotlandmap
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Died in "The Cross" Garmouth, Speymouth, Moray, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 23 Feb 2016
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Biography

“GARMOUTH ENGINEER HONOURED BY JAPAN (Aberdeen: The People’s Journal, Saturday December 14, 1907) [1]

Mr George Geddie, youngest son of the late Dr George Geddie, The Cross, Garmouth, has again received from the Emperor of Japan, a decoration for his services during the Russo-Japanese War. Mr Geddie, who is a chief engineer, entered the service of the Japanese Government some twelve years ago [circa 1895], and was on the transport service during the China-Japan War, for which service he received the decoration of the Sixth Degree of Meije. [2] In addition to being now raised to the Fifth Degree of that decoration, he has had conferred on him the decoration of the Rising Sun, with Double Rays, and has also the war service medal and certificate. These are the highest honours His Imperial Majoesty confers for such services. Mr Geddie had many narrow escapes while on the transport during the 1904-5 war, and saw awful sights in Port Arthur a day or so after the city surrendered. The inhabitants of Garmouth congratulate their son and rejoice in his preservation.”

His medals are on display in the museum in Elgin, Scotland's oldest independent museum, which holds other Geddie items as well. [3]


Sources

  • SCottish Records Office 1869 GEDDIE, GEORGE (Statutory Births 144/00 0041)
  • "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQXS-BVC : accessed 23 February 2016), Isabella Stewart in entry for George Geddie, 20 Jun 1869; citing URQUHART,MORAY,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  • Scottish Records Office 1961 GEDDIE, GEORGE (Statutory Deaths 144/02 0002)


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memorial stone for George, Isabella & Sophie Geddie
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