Sydney Samuel Edwin REEVES
Mother: Ann COLLIER
Birth: c 1883
Birth Source: FreeBMD & Census
Spouse1: Alice SMITH
Sydney Samuel Edwin REEVES and his wife Ann (nee COLLIER). On all census returns his place of birth is given as Wroughton, Wiltshire. FreeBMD notes that his birth was recorded in the first quarter of 1883 in the Highworth Registration District.
On the 1891 census, Frederick J Reeves is living in the parental home at Church Hill, Wroughton. He is shown as being 9 years old and a Scholar.
A decade later on the 1901 census Frederick is still living with his parents, again at Church Hill, Wroughton. His elder brother and sister have both left the parental home. Frederick is now 18 years old and working as a Machineman at the railway factory, in all probability for the GWR at their nearby Swindon works.
The marriage of Frederick Joseph Reeves and Alice SMITH was recorded in the second quarter of 1908 in the Swindon Registration District.
The known child of Frederick Reeve and Alice (nee SMITH) is
- Kathleen Alice N Reeves, born 1909 Swindon
At the time of the 1911 census Frederick and his wife Alice are living at 1 Davis Street, Swindon. He is now 28 years old and working as a Machinist (Driller) in the Loco(motive) Dep(armen)t for the Railway Company.
It is highly likely that Frederick would have served in the military during WW1, but as yet no service records have been positively identified pertaining to him.
FreeBMD notes the death of Frederick J Reeves, aged 36 during the forth quarter of 1918 in the Dorchester Registration District, which would match this individual by age, but perhaps not by location. See also Research Note 2.
(1) The birth of Frederick S Reeves was registered in the second quarter of 1912 in Swindon Registration District. The mother's maiden name is shown as SMITH, making it highly probable that Frederick S was the son of Frederick J & Alice Reeves.
(2) As noted above, no military service records have yet been identified for Frederick Joseph Reeves.
The War Memorial in the neighbouring parish of Chiseldon records the sacrifice of three individuals with the surname Reeves, brothers Montague John Reeves and William Henry Reeves and Frederick J Reeves. It notes Frederick J served with the 1st Wiltshire Regiment. The possibility that this might be Frederick Joseph Reeves is discussed on our wiki page Chiseldon War Memorial. Frederick Joseph Reeves was a second cousin to the brothers Montague & William Reeves.
Marriage: FreeBMD 1908, June quarter Swindon Registration District
Death: perhaps FreeBMD 1918, December quarter, Dorchester Registration District
1891 Census: RG12, Piece 1581, Folio 125 face, Page 15
1901 Census: RG13, Piece 1904, Folio 115 reverse, Page 10
1911 Census: RG14, Piece 11798, reg.Dist. 240(Swindon), Sub Dist. 2 (Swindon), Enum.Dist. 32, Schedule 150
Chiseldon Local History Group http://www.chiseldonlhg.org.uk/war-memorials.html