Biography of Gunner Harold Charles Reeves (925701)
“D” Battery, 261st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Regiment
Died 20th August 1917


  • Name: Harold Charles Reeves
  • Date of birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1891
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Arthur Charles Reeves
  • DOB: 1862
  • Place of Birth: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
  • Occupation: Postman


  • Name: Eliza Stanley Weeks (aka Lizzie)
  • DOB: 1851
  • Place Of Birth: Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1888 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Harold Charles Reeves, 1891, Bourne


  • 1901: Harold is living with his parenrs at The Terrace, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Harold is living with the Geddes family at 104 Lodge Lane, Liverpool, Lancashire. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a barman.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Harold has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 8th September 1917
    KILLED IN ACTION – It is with regret that we record the death in action of Gunner H. Reeves.  The sad news was conveyed to his parents in a letter from the Major commanding a Brigade of the R.F.A.  Gunner Reeves is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. reeves, of The Terrace, Bourne, and for some considerable time prior to enlistment was in the employ of Messrs. Nelson, London, the wellknown ship-owners,

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Gunner Harry Reeves, 925701, Territorial Force Bn Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery was killed in action on 20th August 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Arthur C


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Gunner H Reeves, 925701, “D” Bty, 261st Bde., Royal Field Artillery Regiment who died on 20 August 1917
  • Remembered with honour, Perth Cemetery (China Wall)

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bloomsbury


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.