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Reeves, Alfred George (1877 HAM - 1918 Italy)

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Reeves, Alfred George


Summary

Father: George REEVES
Mother: Mary Ann BAKER

Birth: 1877, Newchurch, IoW
Birth Source: Census & IoW FHS Index

Death: 1918, Italy
Death Source: CWGC

Spouse1:

Narrative

Alfred George Reeves is the fourth of five children (all boys) born to George Reeves and his wife Mary Ann (nee BAKER). His birth was registered during 1877 in the Ryde Sub District of the Isle of Wight Registration District b1, but was not included in the national GRO list until the first quarter of the following yearb2.

On each of the census returns 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 Alfred is found living with his parents. His age and place of birth are consistent on all four returns. The latter two returns note he was working as a Bricklayer.

Alfred's death is recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website.  He was serving as Private 18625 of the 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment and died in February 1918. He is buried in the Giavera British Cemetery, Giavera Del Montello which is now in the Province of Treviso (IT-TV), Italy. The CWGC additionally notes "Son of George and Mary Ann Reeves, of Langbridge, Newchurch, Isle of Wight."

Alfred's sacrifice is recorded on both the Isle of Wight County War Memorial in the Chapel of St Nicholas, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight and locally within the Parish of Newchurch where he lived all his life. On the County War Memorial he is recorded as "Reeves A" on Panel 11.wm2     On the Newchurch Parish War Memorial he is listed Alfred Reeves along with twenty others who failed to return to Newchurch.wm3     A Book of Remembrance is held within All Saints Church, Newchurch which includes a brief biography of Alfred.wm4

Research Notes

Region of Veneto (IT-34) and in the Province of Treviso (IT-TV)

Sources

Birth:   b1    Isle of Wight Family History Society's BMD Birth Index - 1877
                 http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/b_results_1.php?surname=Reeves&forenames=Alfred+George&oname=&born_start=1870&born_end=1880&Search=Search
Birth:   b2    FreeBMD - 1878, March Quarter, Isle of Wight Registration District
Baptism:  
Marriage:
Death:     GRO Index to War Deaths 1914-1921 Army (Other Ranks) page 3012
                 CWGC http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/639577/REEVES,%20ALFRED%20GEORGE

1881 Census: RG11, Piece 1180, Folio 99 reverse, Page 2
1891 Census: RG12, Piece 0894, Folio 121 reverse, Page 10
1901 Census: RG13, Piece 1028, Folio 86 reverse, Page 4
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 05739, Reg.Dist. 93 (Isle of Wight), Sub Dist. 4 (Brading), Enum.Dist 6, Schedule 108

wm1 http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/towns/countywm.htm
wm2 http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/towns/countywmp11.htm
wm3 http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/towns/newchurch.htm
wm4 http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people-nch/nch_reeves_ag.htm
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