Reeves, Percy Alfred (1915 HAM - 1970 HAM)


Reeves, Percy Alfred


Father: Samuel James Reeves
Mother: Jessie MAJOR

Birth: 21 Jan 1915, Lymington, Hants.
Birth Source: Birth & death certificates.

Death: 27 April 1970, Lymington Hospital,Hants.
Death Source: Death certificate, and MI, churchyard of st. Nicholas, Brockenhurst, Hants.

Spouse1: Elsie Mary Skew (married 10 April 1939, Brockenhurst, Hants).


Percy Alfred was always known as 'Sam' presumably due to the preceedings 4 generations of his paternal line being called Samuel, paybe he didn't like his given names. He was a native of Brockenhurst. When his first son was born he was described as Lance Corporal, No.2661271, Coldstream Guards, of The Cottage, Five Thorns, Brockenhurst. At the time of his death he was described as a Postal and Telegraph Officer. Before the War he had been a van driver, but during the War joined the 5th Bn Coldstream Guards and was seriously wounded in Normandy in 1944, loosing a leg. He died of cancer of the spine.

Children of Percy Alfred & Elsie Mary Reeves.
  1. Robert Alfred Reeves, 21 Aug 1941, The Fenwick Cottage Hospital, Lyndhurst. (Birth certificate)
  2. David James Reeves, 6 Oct 1943.
  3. Michael Desmond Reeves, 29 April 1949, Lymington Sub District, New Forest Registration District.

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