Other names: Leo Bennett
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalonikaWeymouth, DorsetPimperne, DorsetSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Leo Bennett Reeves was born on 15 Aug 1893 in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised there on 8 Oct 1893 the son of Walter William Reeves and Emily Reeves (nee Bennett). He lived with his family during his early years in West Street, Fontmell Magna. By 1911 he had moved to Weymouth, Dorset, working as a baker. At the outbreak of war his firm were making bread for the military. He enlisted on 11 Feb 1915 and was embodied on 2 Nov 1915 joining the 21st Field Bakery of the Army Service Corps. (Service No. S4/145269). He served in Salonika and was eventually demobilized on 19 Aug 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Frances Harris in Pimperne, Dorset, on 25 Aug 1920. In 1984 he was living at 141 University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, where he died on 14 Aug 1984 aged 91 years.