25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

 George Edward GEE

Private George Edward Gee Nt ill be remembered as a slim, very youthful-looking boy who was able to turn his hand to any job that was going and would come forward whenever volunteers were wanted for a fatigue. In spite of his youth and his slight build he was a regular sticker and his old Platoon will remember how he came through Kitchener's Test with his feet covered in blisters. His cheery voice and laugh and unfailing good spirits are sadly missed from the barrack room.
[The Londoner - Vol.2, No. 2 page 36.]

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19

Gee, George Edward, resident Chipping Norton, enlisted Fulham, 740885, Cyc., died of wounds in India, 10 Aug 1917.

['Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19', Vol. 10, Part 76, Page 206, 25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclists), pub. 1921 by His Majesty's Stationary Office]

His death is described in the account of the Waziristan campaign by Henry Paine :-
"At night "B" company sent out a picquet of 30 men to a point about a mile from camp over very difficult ground. During the night the Mahsuds rushed them but were held off with bombs. It was on this picquet that H.H. Gayler, our crack cyclist was killed and four wounded. One of the wounded - Gee, subsequently died as his brain had been laid open by a dum dum."
[Account of Henry Paine]

In Memory of

Private George Edward GEE

740885, 25th Bn., London Regiment (Cyclists)

who died age 21 on 10 August 1917

Remembered with honour Rawalpindi War Cemetery Grave Ref. 1. C. 2.

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Rawalpindi War Cemetery contains 257 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, connected mainly with the operations on the North-West Frontier. There are also 101 burials from the Second World War.

Rawalpindi War Cemetery , situated in the cantonment area, can be reached by taxi from Islamabad Airport or from any hotel in the capital city. It is part of the Protestant Cemetery known as Gorah Qabrastaan (The Foreign Cemetery). The nearest landmark is the Combined Military Hospital (C.M.H). A taxi driver would take a visitor to the Old Cemetery entrance because it is not possible to enter the War Cemetery from the Civil Cemetery . One should ask to be taken to the rear corner of the Cemetery where the War Cemetery entrance is situated. The War Cemetery occupies a triangle shaped corner of the main cemetery, but is fenced off from it. A taxi driver should be asked to take one to Gorah Qabrastaan in Lalkurti. There are no C.W.G.C. direction signs to this Cemetery.

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]


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