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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Simple confirmation identified from many same names.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 JESSE REEVES, born Huthwaite, enlisted Sutton. Private 15571, 10th. Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Killed in action, France and Flanders, 6th. August, 1916.
Found given listing upon Sutton-in-Ashfield Memorial
Written 15 Feb 09 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott