REEMAN, Edwin Milthorpe Dawson

No.2048, Private, Edwin Milthorpe Dawson REEMAN
Aged 19

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on/since Saturday, 21st August 1915

Born in 1897 (1st qtr Bury St.Edmunds 4a:837) son of John William and Jane Elizabeth REEMAN (née STOCKING)

1901 census...Aged 4 he was at 36 Out Westgate, Bury St.Edmunds with his father William John REEMAN [40] printer's machine minder; his mother Jane Elizabeth [38] born Harkstow, Lincolnshire; sisters Eleanor Margaret [14], Lily Rachel [12], Doris May [1] Rose Olive [4 months]; brothers John Thomas Birrell [10], William Harry [8] and Harold Barrington [6]. All except his mother were born in Bury St.Edmunds

1911 census...Aged 14, a painter, he was at 38 Cemetery Road, Bury St.Edmunds with his parents;sisters Lily Rachel, Doris may, Olive Rose [9] and Phylis Alexandria [8]; brothers John Thomas (milkman), William Harry (grocer's assistant), and Harold Barrington (grocer's porter).

The family address on the pension card is 38 King's Road, Bury St.Edmunds.

His brother Harold died of disease after discharge in 1920 see here
and brother William Harry was killed in 1917 see here

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.

According to Lt Col. Murphy's "History of the Suffolk Regiment":-
The Battalion from 18th to 27th August were in local reserve trenches, working hard and constantly harassed by snipers and shrapnel. CWGC records show however that on the 21st they had 53 die,only one with a known grave. However no roll call had been taken for some days and it is firmly believed that many of these 53 had in fact died in a fierce action on the 12th. Edwin's record actually states death "presumed on or since 21st August 1915".
Obviously it is often impossible to accurately date such events.

Edwin Reeman is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli panels 46.47

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