THE DOVER WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


1st/3rd Kent C 1072 (T) Battery Roll

Examples of pages from the Battery Book are here
Transcriptions are here: page 1 and page 2 and page 3 and page 4

THE MEN

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 Artillery Territorials.

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 Vivash

Examples of pages from the Battery Book are here
Transcriptions are here: page 1 and page 2 and page 3 and page 4


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