Reeve, Percy

Private Percy Reeve

Reeve, Percy 




Military History:


Bedfordshire Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Richebourg-l’Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Ashwell Village War Memorial


Percy enlisted at Bedford with the 1st Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 10160. He served at the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 26th October 1914.

Percy was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the Richebourg-l’Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Memorial and on the Ashwell War Memorial. Although he was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell he is not on their Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:

Birth Place:
Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire

Royston, Cambridgeshire



Percy was born in Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, the fourth son of James and Sarah (nee Manning). He was educated at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  Before going to war he was in domestic service.

Percy’s brother, Horace served with the 1st Hertfordshire but returned home and died in an accident on the railway line at Letchworth on 9th July 1914.




Name:Percy Reeve
Birth Place:Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire
Death Date:26.1.1914
Enlistment Place:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:1st Battalion
Regimental Number:      10160
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

Comments about this page

  • hi it was actually Albert Reeve who died on the railway at Royston not Horace. Horace his brother lived in old Tupton Chesterfield till age 90

    By Jonathan Reeve (30/05/2018)

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