Lieutenant, M.C., Royal Air Force.

Died in a flying accident 8th June 1918, aged 21.

Buried at Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Student of chemistry.


Geoffrey was born in 1896 at Marple to John Neill. He was educated at Hulme Grammar School ad entered Manchester University in 1914 to study chemistry. During his short time at the University he was a member of the University Officer Training Corps. He was gazetted on 2nd December 1918 to 6th Battalion Leinster Regiment and served in Gallipoli, Serbia, and Palestine and gained a Military Cross. He transferred to the Royal Air Force as an aerial observer and was killed in an air collision in June 1918 at Abu-Souer, Egypt.