Reeves, Edward Alex (1894 HAM - 1915 France)


Reeves, Edward Alex


Father: Edward I REEVES
Mother: Elizabeth Annie GARRETT

Birth: 1894
Birth Source: FreeBMD

Death: 7 June 1915
Death Source: CWGC.org



The birth of Edward Alex REEVES was registered in the fourth quarter of 1894 in Southampton Registration District. He was the first of two known children born to Edward Israel REEVES and his wife Elizabeth Annie nee GARRETT, who seems to have been known as Annie.

At the time of the 1901 census, Edward A Reeves appears in his parent's home at 10 Harcourt Road, Bitterne (Park), Southampton along with his younger brother Bertie. He is six years old and was born in Southampton.

On the 1911 census Edward A Reeves again appears in his parents household, now living just round the corner at 53 Macnaghten Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton. He is 16 years old and was born in the "Town of Southampton" and is working as a Grocer's Porter.

It is probable (see Research Notes below) Edward was serving with 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment and died on 7 June 1915. He is buried in the Rue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie in France.

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

Research Notes

On the CWGC website this individual is listed as Reeves, E A.     However the GRO "Index to War Deaths 1914-1921, Army (Other Ranks)" (RG35/45 page 3012) lists Reeves, Edward A with the same Rank, Number and Unit as the CWGC entry.

The wiki page is freetagged FR-62 which is the ISO 3166-2:FR code for the département of Pas-de-Calais in which Laventie is located.


Birth:        FreeBMD, 1894, December quarter, Southampton Registration District, vol 2c page 25
Death:      CWGC http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/598021/REEVES,%20E%20A
                 RG35/45 page 3012 - GRO Index to War Deaths 1914-1921, Army (Other Ranks)

1901 Census: RG13, Piece 1068, Folio 32 face, Page 1
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 5937, Registration District 99, Enumeration District 03, Schedule 229

7   Southampton Cenotaph Names - http://www.southampton.gov.uk/libraries-museums/local-family-history/cenotaph.aspx (retrieved March 2017)
8   Southampton's Fallen Heroes - https://www.southampton.gov.uk/Images/Names-Cenotaph-Memorial-Walls_tcm63-367555.pdf - as Edward Alec Reeves (retrieved March 2017)
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