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Re: Tombstones and Monuments in Ceylon-lookup
Posted by: Mrs Anne Winter Williams Date: March 20, 2002 at 06:43:30
In Reply to: Tombstones and Monuments in Ceylon-lookup by Bev Day of 2353

From 'Tombstones'
1.Sacred to the memory of Bt.Lt.Col.W Geddes.CaptH.M 83rd Regt.died at Trinco,3rd Oct.1821 age 58 yrs.He was Commandant at Balangoda during Uva rebellion in 1818.Arrived Colombo from Balangoda in Dec. of that year. In 1819-20 he was Commandant at Matara. He married a daughter of Maj.Thomas Summerfield,83rd Regt. and sister of Mrs. Thos. Holloway Twynam. Lt. Col. Geddes was commended by Gov. Sir Robert Brownrigg, the Commander of the Forves, in General Orders, nov 22,1818 for his gallantry, zeal and intelligence manifested on several occasions during the rebellion.
2.Jan.13,1823- Robert Graham Geddes- Ensign,83rd regt.He was commanding at Balangoda and probably died there.
3.Dec.19.1901- Cecil Sophia Margaret Geddes - In loving memory of C.S.M.Geddes widow of the late J.G.Geddes of Pallai,Ceylon.Born may 22,1842.Died in Jaffna
She was 7th and youngest dau.of Joseph Price,CCS and married on Dec.14,1866 at Jaffna, John Gordon Geddes, coconut planter at Pallai, youngest son of Capt. Alexander Geddes of the 42nd Regt.


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