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Jesse Reeves

Jesse Reeves

Private 15571 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 10th Battalion

Enlisted: Sutton-in-Ashfield

Killed in action Flanders 6th August 1916 : Aged 22

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

Huthwaite Online WW1 Remembrance

Private 15571 Jesse Reeves is given Sutton-in-Ashfield memorial Roll of Honour. Adding Huthwaite remembrance relates birth place with photo from Mrs Lynne Weston recognising husbands great uncle. Jesse Reeves

Young Jesse Reeves was actually full name given 1894 birth of a son in his fathers home village of Hucknall Huthwaite. The 1891 marriage between Mr Jesse Reeves and Miss Clara Saunders furthermore parented eleven daughters. Many girls were also born in Huthwaite, before 1901 Sutton census lists those all sharing Idlewells addressing filling home headed by his wife's widowed mother Mrs Mary A Saunders.

Extended family have moved into their 87 Forest Street home listed by 1911 Sutton census, then headed by Mr Jesse Reeves 45 and wife Clara 41. Elder daughters no longer at home were named Harriet Elizabeth and Eliza Rebacca. Jesse 17 is now eldest remaining sibling working as a colliery Banksman, and showing preference for dropping his first christian name Young. Younger sisters are Ethel 15, Mary Ellen 13, Elsie 11, Miriam 10, Hilda 9, Joy 7, Agnes 2 and Lydia 4 months.

Marriage between Mr Jesse Reeves and Miss Elsie Raynor was performed at Sutton parish church on 13th February 1915. Husband and father of one young son known as William Ernest Reeves had enlisted for army training.

Private Reeves soon after entered France and the Theatre of War 29th July 1915, to be killed in action aged 22. His last battle is recognised at Delville Wood, when on 6th August 1916 acting as a stretcher bearer bringing in a wounded officer he died instantly from a snipers shot through the head.

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.

15 Feb 09     by Gary Elliott       Updated 04 Jul 12