Maurice Vernon Reeves

Surname: Reeves
Other names: Maurice Vernon
Other people in this story:
Walter William Reeves
Emily Reeves (nee Bennett)
Rose Matilda Smith
Leo Bennett Reeves
Cecil John Reeves
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Portland, Dorset
Bedminster, Bristol

Maurice Vernon Reeves was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Apr 1897 and baptised there on 18 Jul 1897 the son of Walter William Reeves and Emily Reeves (nee Bennett).   He lived his early life at 54 West Street, Fontmell Magna.   He enlisted on 22 Oct 1915 and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 74262).  He served abroad but it is not known where.  He was discharged on 12 Apr 1917 due to being medically unfit as a result of VHD (Heart Disease) attributable to his service conditions.  He received a limited pension and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Silver War Badge No. 164132.   He married Rose Matilda Smith at Fontmell Magna on 16 Mar 1927.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 St Paul's Road, Portland, Dorset, described as a Baker and Grocer.  He died on 2 May 1984 at Bedminster, Bristol.  

Maurice's father and two of his brothers, Leo Bennett Reeves and Cecil John Reeves, served in the conflict though Cecil died whilst serving.


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Walter William Reeves
Cecil John Reeves
Leo Bennett Reeves