Jack Geary was one of my father’s many first cousins. Old enough to be dad’s father, Jack was a pre-war regular soldier with the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. The battalion first saw action on the Aisne and it was during the ‘race for the sea’ that Jack was captured at Ennetières, near Lille during October. Half the battalion was taken prisoner that day.
Jack was a prisoner for the remainder of the war at a farm near Hannover. He survived the war and lived in Newark, Nottinghamshire until 1970.
I found this photograph of him in the collection of one of my late aunts.