Mother: Martha Ann KEEP
Birth Source: FreeBMD & Census
Death: July 1917
Death Source: CWGC
Bridford Reeves and his wife Martha Ann (nee KEEP). See Research Note 1 below. His birth was recorded during the third quarter of 1892, in the Faringdon Registration District, which includes the parish of Hinton Waldrist.
At the time of the 1901 census Frederick appears in his widowed mother's household at The Row in Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire. He is 8 years old and his place of birth is shown as Hinton Waldrist. His younger sister Martha and four of his older brothers complete the household.
On the 1911 census Frederick is again to be found with his widowed mother Martha and his brothers Joseph and John living at 2 The Row, Hinton Waldrist. He is now 18 years old and working as an Agricultural Labourer. His place of birth again is given as Hinton Waldrist.
Frederick's death is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website as Frederick Reeves. He was serving as Private 14846 in the 5th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and died in July 1917. He is buried in the graveyard of the Parish Church of St Margaret, Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire. The CWGC additionally notes "Son of Bridford and Martha Reeves".
The "UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929" entry for Private 14846 Frederick Frank Reeves shows him serving with the Depot of The Royal Berkshire Regiment and that he died in the Militray Hospital Edmonton (Middlesex, England). It shows his sole legatee as his sister, Mrs Evelyn EDNEY. See Research Note 2 below.
There is also a record in Soldiers Died in the Great War for Private 14846 Frederick Reeves of the 5th Battalion of the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment. It notes he died of wounds and gives his birth place as Faringdon, Berkshire.
The death of Private 14846 Frederick Reeves of the Royal Berkshire Regiment is NOT included in the "GRO Index to War Deaths 1914-1921. Army (other Ranks)" on page 3013, since he died in the UK. There is however an entry noted by FreeBMD in the regular GRO Index to Death Registrations series for Frederick Reeves age 24 recorded during the third quarter of 1917 in the Edmonton Registration District which fits this individual.
(1) On the 1911 census return, it is noted that Frederick's mother has had twelve children, only ten of whom were still alive at the time of that census. The information was subsequently struck through since Martha was a widow, but remains clearly legible.
(2) Frederick's sister Evelyn(e) Reeves was about four years his senior. The family of Albert and Emma EDNEY were neighbours of Martha Reeves, with both families found on The Row at Hinton Waldrist at the time of the 1911 census enumerations. The Reeves and Edney families are also found in close proximity in earlier decades. Evelyn L Reeves married William A EDNEY in 4q1915.
(3) Frederick's second cousin Alfred George Reeves also served and died with the Royal Berkshire Regiment during WW1. Both were great-grandsons of William Reeves and his wife Jane (mnu).
Death: FreeBMD 1917, September quarter, Edmonton Registration District
CWGC http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/648749/REEVES, FREDERICK
1901 Census: RG13, Piece 1129, Folio 88 reverse, Page 8
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 6446, Reg.Dist. 116 (Faringdon), Sub Dist. 2 (Faringdon), Enum.Dist. 16, Schedule 42
From Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1918 at FindMyPast
First name(s) FREDERICK Last name REEVES Service number 14846 Rank PRIVATE Regiment Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) Battalion 5th Battalion. Birth place FARINGDON, BERKS Residence FARINGDON Enlistment place READING Death year 1917 Death day 2 Death month 7 Cause of death Died of wounds Death place Home Theatre of war Home