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New Houghton Derbyshire
He was the son of Eli , a coal miner/banksman and Louisa Geeves . Eli and Louisa had seven children , David , Sarah Hannah , John Henry ,Albert , Arthur ,Herbert and Ernest. In 1901 they lived at 5 New Houghton Pleasley. He was the husband of Annie (née Page ) Geeves and the father of Dorothy May Geeves. In 1911 they lodged at 54 Mansfield Road Pleasley.
1911 - Colliery Pony Driver
11 Oct 1915
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298488 - CWGC Website
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Pleasley Nottinghamshire
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Arthur Geeves enlisted in December 1914 and joined the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on 25 August 1915 and survived less than two months, being killed in action on 11 October 1915. He is buried next to another Nottinghamshire man, William Henry Froggett and they both lie in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix. The war diary - "11 October 1915, No2 Section (near Bois Grenier) Weather fine. Brigadier visited the trenches. Mining operations being carried out on in the right of our line in the neighbourhood of the crater of the mine exploded by the Germans about a month ago". John Morse
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