REEVE, Leslie

No.43550, Private, Leslie REEVE
Aged 21

140th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
formerly 2340, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 14th September 1916

Leslie Reeve was born in Glemsford (3rd qtr 1895 Sudbury 4a:767) son of Robert and Rachel REEVE (née KING). 1901 census...Aged 5, he was at Glemsford Police Station with his father Robert REEVE[39] police inspector born Blythburgh; his mother Rachel [42] born Hengrave; sisters Constance [15] and Hilda [10] born Whepstead; brother Albert [14] grocer's apprentice born Whepstead.)

1911 census...Aged 15, grocer's apprentice, he was at the Police Station, Haverhill with his parents.

His father later moved to Ixworth, living at Scotia House, Thetford Road, hence his name on the memorial there

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds when resident in Haverhill..
No war diary for Machine Gun Corps Companies found, only the Brigades

Leslie Reeve is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme pier/face 5C/12C

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