REEMAN, Harold Barrington

No.202481, Lance Corporal, Harold Barrington REEMAN
Aged 26

4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 2525, 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment
Died of illness on Thursday, 26th February 1920

Born in 1894 (4th qtr Bury St.Edmunds 4a:780) son of John William and Jane Elizabeth REEMAN (née STOCKING)

1901 census...Aged 6, 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 Edwin Milthorpe [4]. All except his mother were born in Bury St.Edmunds

1911 census...Aged 16, a grocer's porter, 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 Edwin Milthorpe (painter).

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

His brother Edwin was killed in Gallipoli in 1915 see here
and brother William Harry was killed in 1917 see here

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds on 29th September 1914 and was discharged on medical grounds on 7th May 1917.
His tuberculosis originated whilst in Egypt
He served at home from 29th September 1914 to 29th July 1915, Mediterranean Force from 30 July 1915 to 5th November 1916 and home from 6th November 1916 till discharge on 7th May 1917. He was wounded in the left leg in action on 13th August 1915, which would have been in Gallipoli

On discharge he was 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, chest 32 to 35 inches, brown eyes, brown hair, trade-butcher intending to live at 38 Kings Road, Bury St.Edmunds

Harold Reeman is buried in Bury St.Edmunds Cemetery compartment 34 grave 52A

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