Reeves/Reeve, W J
WILLIE/WILLIAM JAMES REEVES
Remembered with honour Serre Road Cemetery No. 2: Plot XIX, Row A, Grave 7.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 18517 Cameron Highlanders. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Willie’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Willie in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 August 1916, and In Memoriams in the issues dated 7 July 1917, 6 July 1918 and 5 July 1919; plus an article in the St Michael’s Parish Magazine dated August 1916.
Son of William James and Louisa Ann (nee WILSON) REEVES of Watford.
His parents married 17 April 1886 at All Saints, Croxley Green, Herts. Louisa died 1937 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 29 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 1945 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 19 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Willie was born 1897 in Watford, and baptised 26 September 1897 at St John the Evangelist, Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a school boy aged 13 he still lived in Watford, with his father and two siblings.
Date of death01/07/1916
Age at death18
Place of death
NotesRecorded as William REEVES at St Mary's; W REEVE at Christ Church; William J REEVES at St Michael's; W REEVES on Sun Engraving
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