Huthwaite War Memorial Project

REEVES J. 15571

Jesse Reeves

Jesse Reeves

Private 15571 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 10th Battalion

Killed in action Flanders 6th August 1916 : Aged 23

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

A photograph with family research on Private Reeves, being her husbands great uncle, is shared by Mrs Lynne Weston.   Actually named Young Jesse when born 1894 in Hucknall Huthwaite, he was the only son amongst eleven sisters resulting from the 1891 marriage of Jesse senior to Clara Berry. The family did take up residence prior 1901 at the Idlewells, Sutton. In that parish church he married Elsie Raynor on 13th February 1915, resulting in a son named William Ernest. But, following earlier enlistment and training, Private Reeves was soon to enter France and the Theatre of War on 29th July 1915. Jesse is therefore given listed recognition upon the Sutton-in-Ashfield, St Mary's cemetery memorial.

Jesse Reeves Notts Free Press - In Memoriam - 9th August 1918
Reeves - To the Cherished and Loving Memory of Private Jesse Reeves, the only beloved son of Jesse and Clara Reeves, who was killed in action, in France, on August 6th 1916, in his 23rd year. Sleep on our precious darling boy, In a grave we may never see; But as long as life and memory last, We will always love and remember thee. Our grief will grow calm and the scars will heal, As slowly we tread down the vale; And when our work's done and we meet you again, We'll be glad that our boy did not fail. He sleeps with the brave.
From sorrowing Father, Mother, little son (Ernest), Sisters and Brothers-in-law, Auntie and Mam.

Sisters names:- Harriet Elizabeth, Eliza Rebecca, Ethel, Mary Ellen, Elsie, Miriam, Hilda, Ivy, Clara, Agnes and Lydia

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Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott