John Naylor (Jack) Reeve

Birth: ca Aug 1893 Brinsley, Notts.
Father: Enoch REEVE (ca May 1861 - ca Nov 1924)
Mother: Mary NAYLOR (ca 1865 - ca Feb 1908)
Spouse: Annie Hodgkinson
Marriage: 27 June 1914, Eastwood St. Mary, Notts.
Death: Not known

 

Jack Reeve in World War 1Jack Reeve (J.M. Reeve in the newspaper)  joined  the 7th Bn South Staffs in March 1915 was awarded the Military Medal in 1919.  He was recommended on two occasions by the C.O. 1st Army , on the first occasion for the way in which rifle fire was commanded in the Lens salient when surrounded and in between the two lines, and on a second occasion in the attack on Mammon-de-Mette.

Corporal REEVE was one of three brothers who answered the first call for men, and fought through the campaign, and the recipient of the Military Medal, who saw service first in Gallipoli, then in Egypt, and latterly in France, got through unwounded.

Jack and Annie Reeve on their Golden wedding anniversary

Jack and Annie Reeve on their Golden Wedding anniversary.  (Thanks to Wendy Black for this picture.)

His brothers Jesse and Lewis also saw active service.

 

 

GRO Birth Index: Basford  Sep 1893 7b 157  
GRO Marriage Index: Jun 1912 Basford 7b 320  
GRO Death Index: Not traced  
1901 Census: Old Brinsley RG13/3143/35/50
1911 Census: 60 Princes St., Eastwood.  

 

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