Other names: Harry Victor
Locations in this story: Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersWoking, SurreyChertsey, Surrey
Story: Harry Victor Reed was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 23 May 1896 and baptised there on 2 Jun1897 the son of Henry Reed (who died in 1901) and Anna Maria Reed (nee Scammell) (who died in 1896). Harry lived with his grandmother, Jane Reed, in Ludwell for most of his early life. He enlisted on 12 Aug 1913 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private rising in time to Corporal (Service No. 9034). He served in France and Flanders where he was wounded and eventually discharged as being unfit for further duty on 30 Nov 1918. He was awarded the Silver War Badge No. B62309 and the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He had married Elsie Violet Toogood at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17 Jan 1918. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 179 Walton Road, Woking, Surrey, working as a Millwright Labourer for Vickers Aviation. He died in St. Peters Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, on 7 Jan 1966.