Percy Reeve

Name

Percy Reeve

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/10/1914
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
10160
Bedfordshire Regiment
“A” Company. 1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston War Memorial
Not on the Ashwell memorials
Not on the Letchworth memorials

Pre War

Wartime Service

The Battalion had occupied a line of trenches south of the Festubert - Rue Quinque road about 1 mile East of Festubert. The Germans were described in the unit war diary as being “particularly active & pertinacious, constantly sapping forward & making attacks at various hours of night & day”.

All of these attacks were successfully repulsed. Owing to length of line held, nearly whole Battalion had to be kept in front trenches, & constantly on the alert. On the 26th October the Battalion was relieved from the trenches by 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment in the evening. During the three-day period the Battalion had suffered 14 men killed & wounded. One of these was Percy Reeve.

R Sandilands 1st Beds notified his death. Letter to Mother 27/10/1914 said that he was “Exceptionally Brave”.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild