Reeves, Arthur Harry (c1897 HAM - 1915 Turkey)


Reeves, Arthur Harry


Father: Frederick John REEVES
Mother: Emily PAYNE

Birth: c 1897
Birth Source: FreeBMD

Death: 13 August 1915
Death Source: CWGC.org



Arthur Harry REEVES, the son of Frederick Reeves and his wife Emily, was the third born of their five known children. His birth was registered in the first quarter of 1897 in the South Stoneham Registration District.

By the time of the 1901 census, Arthur H. Reeves appears as the four year old son in his parents household at 20 Shirley Park Road, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire. He was born in Southampton, Hampshire and appears along with three siblings, two elder and one younger.

Arthur's father Frederick had died prior to the 1911 census; his mother Emily Reeves is shown as head of household at 85 Stratton Road, Shirley, Southampton and she is a widow. Arthur is 14 years old, was born in Shirley, Hampshire and he is at school. His elder sister Alice, younger sister Hilda and younger brother William complete the household.

At an unknown date Arthur enlisted in the British Army at Southampton.1   He was serving with 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment in Gallipoli2   and died on 13 August 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.3   The publication "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919" indicates he died at sea1 , perhaps on a hospital ship.

Arthur's sacrifice is recorded on the Southampton Cenotaph and the modern Memorial Wall in Watts Park, Southampton along with four other individuals who share the surname Reeves; Edward Alec REEVES, Ernest Henry REEVES, Ernest James Benjamin REEVES and Frank H REEVES. 7 8

Research Notes

HMT Royal Edward see Wikipedia; HMT Royal Edward was torpedoed on the morning of 13 August 1915 in the Aegean Sea and sank with a large loss of life. She was en route for Moudros in Greece, which served as an Allied base during the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War. Reinforcements for various units were on board, including 2nd Battalion of The Hampshire Regiment.

Freetag TUR is the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Turkey


Birth:       FreeBMD, 1897, March quarter, South Stoneham Registration District, vol 2c page 101
Death:     http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/683190/REEVES,%20ARTHUR%20HARRY
1901 Census: RG13, Piece 1072, Folio 91f, Page 33
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 05996, Reg.Dist. 099 (Southampton), Enum.Dist. 8, Schedule 293

1   Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 from Ancestry.com & see below
2   Hampshire Regiment deployments http://www.1914-1918.net/hants.htm
3   Helles Memorial - http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/76100/HELLES%20MEMORIAL

7   Southampton Cenotaph Names - http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-leisure/artsheritage/history/cenotaph.aspx
8   Southampton's Fallen Heroes - http://www.southampton.gov.uk/Images/Fallen%20Heroes_tcm46-351225.pdf

From Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 at Ancestry.com,
Original data: British and Irish Military Databases. The Naval and Military Press Ltd.

Name: Arthur Harry Reeves
Birth Place: Shirley, Hants
Residence: Shirley, Hants
Death Date: 13 Aug 1915
Death Location: At Sea
Enlistment Location: Southampton
Rank: Private
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: 10215
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: At Sea
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