Geering, A. A. J.
Albert Arthur John Geering, 910066, was born in 1892 in
Ramsgate. He served in The Buffs from 1907-08, and,
probably from 1911, served in the Royal Field
In 1911 he was
living with his family at 61 Alexandra Road,
Ramsgate, and working as a lamplighter for the gas
works. At home then were his parents, Henry George
Geering, a labourer, who had been born in around
1859 at Whistable, and Amelia, born in Ramsgate.
Albert was the youngest child then there, the others
being Charles Henry, 25, a flour packer, and
Margaret, 23. There were two adopted children; John
Mills, 14, and Dorothy Champs, 8, and a lodger,
engine driver Edward Woodward. In 1901 the family
had been at 59 Alexandra Road, with Mr Geering
working as a gas fitter.
During much of the
Great War Albert Geering probably resided in Datchet,
next to Windsor Great Park. In 1915 in Thanet he
married Miss May M. Dunn. He was then serving as a
Corporal in the RFA. By 1917, when their
second daughter Violet was born, he was a Sergeant.
The couple appear to have had five daughters in all,
Lilian being the first in 1915, and after Violet
came Lily, 1920, Evelyn, 1924, and Phyllis, 1926
As well as his War and Victory
medals, Mr Geering gained the Territorial Efficiency
Medal. He died in 1948, at the age of 56.
with thanks to Carl