Reeves, P C M
PERCY CHARLES MILBURN REEVES
Remembered with honour London Cemetery: Plot II, Row B, Grave 17.
He enlisted 2 September 1914 in Hornsey, Middx, for 4 years Service: 29, 6’tall, of North Finchley, Middx. He had previously served with the London Rifle Brigade. As Private 2551 7th Middlesex Regiment he served at Home 2-3 September 1914, in Gibraltar 4 September 1914 to 14 February 1915, Home again from 15 February to 11 March 1915, and with the B.E.F. from 12 March 1915. He was admitted to 25th Field Ambulance 1 July 1915 suffering from acute toncillitis and influenza, was transferred to 8th Casualty Clearing Station 6 July 1915, to the 1st Canadian General Hospital Etaples 7 July 1915, to a convalescence camp at Etaples 25 July 1915, and finally rejoined his Regiment in the field 1 August 1915. He was promoted to Corporal 16 September 1916; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 12 March 1915, and was killed in action.
Son of John Henry and Mary Elizabeth (nee MILBURN) REEVES of Orpington, Kent.
His parents married 1877 in the St Pancras, London, district. John died 3 February 1934 aged 79; Mary died 9 March 1938 aged 83; both in Orpington.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in Hornsey, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a tie warehouse assistant aged 16, he still lived in Hornsey, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a tie manufacturer salesman aged 26, he lived in North Finchley, with his parents and four siblings.
Unit1st/7th (Imperial Service) Battalion
Date of death09/04/1917
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesListed as just Percy on the St John's memorial
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