Geary, F J
FREDERICK JOHN GEARY
Remembered with honour Delville Wood Cemetery: Plot VII, Row M, Grave 7.
He enlisted in London, was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 14 November 1915, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Sarah Ann (formerly FOSTER, nee GOTOBED) and the late William Owen GEARY; husband of Frances Louisa (nee JERRAM) GEARY of Watford.
His parents married 10 March 1873 at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch, London. William died 1910 in the Watford district aged 64; Sarah possibly died 1933 in the Newport Pagnell, Bucks, district aged 85.
Frederick was born 1875 in Berkhamsted, Herts, and baptised 27 April 1876 at St Peter’s, Berkhamsted. He married 17 April 1911 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had two children. He resided in St John’s Wood, London.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1881 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Berkhamsted, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1891 Census, a page aged 15 he lived in Northchurch, Herts. On the 1901 Census, a butler aged 25 he lived in Knowsley, Lancs. On the 1911 Census, still a butler he lived in London W.
Unit24th (Service) Battalion (2nd Sportsman's)
Date of deathon or since 31/07/1916
Age at death41
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)