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Robert Gee

Born:
13 Iyyar 5636 (07 May 1876)
Died:
9 Av 5720 (02 August 1960)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GEE0327
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
13 Iyyar 5636 (07 May 1876)
Place of birth:
29 Metcalf Street, Leicester

Death

Date of death:
9 Av 5720 (02 August 1960)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Perth, Australia
Cause of death:
Old age
Burial place:
Cremated at Karrakatta Crematorium, ashes scattered over the Rose garden

Places

Addresses

Family home:
29 Metcalf Street, Leicester (1876)
Orphaned and admitted here:
Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Workhouse Admission

Other Organisations

Name:
Conservative Party
Significance:
Ran for Parliament in Woolwich East
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Military Cross Citation , 30 November 1917

"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He encouraged his men during the attack by fearlessly exposing himself and cheering them on. When wounded he refused to retire, and urged his men on till, after being blown in the air by a shell, he was carried in, half unconscious"

Victoria Cross Citation

For most conspicuous bravery and initiative and determination when an attack by a strong enemy force pierced our line and captured Brigade Headquarters and ammunition dump. Captain Gee finding himself
a prisoner, killed one of the enemy with his spiked stick, and succeeded in escaping. He then organised a party of the Brigade Staff, with which he attacked the enemy fiercely, closely followed and supported by
two companies of Infantry. By his own personal bravery and prompt action he, aided by his orderlies, cleared the locality. Captain Gee established a defensive flank on the outskirts of the village, then finding that an enemy machine gun was still in action, with a revolver in each hand, and followed by one man, he rushed and captured the gun, killing eight of the crew. At this time he was wounded, but refused to have the wound dressed until he was satisfied the defence was organised

86th Battalion War Diary regarding Robert Gee at the Somme

‘I sent forward Capt Gee, Staff Captain, to try and get the attack forward. He was wounded almost immediately but refused to come in, sending me two reports as to the situation; finally a 5.9 unexploded shell lifted him over into our lines.’

Family

Spouse

Elizabeth Dixon (female)
Place of marriage:
Kent, 1902

Children

Edith Gee (female)
Amy Gee (female)

Siblings

William Gee (male)
Thomas Gee (male)
Ellen Rebecca Gee (female)
Lois Elizabeth Gee (female)
Amy Laura Gee (female)
Ellen Polly Gee (female)
Jane Gee (female)
Mary Ann Gee (female)
Amelia Gee (female)

Parents

Father: Robert Gee (male)
Parent: Amy Foulds

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
1918
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Fusiliers
Battalion/unit:
2nd Battalion
Posting:
Gallipoli
Les Rues Vertes, France
Campaigns:
The Battle of the Somme (awarded MC)
The Battle of Cambrai (awarded VC)
Medals:
Military Cross
Victoria Cross
1914-1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Roll of Honour

GEE

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Ornamental and Iron Work
Date started:
1890
Date left:
1893
Type of employment:
Politics
Date started:
1921
Date left:
1923
Position:
MP for Woolwich East
Organisation:
Conservative Party

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