Other names: Reginald John
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireTisbury, WiltshireIndiaWinchester, Hampshire
Story: Reginald John Creed was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 8 Sep 1891 and baptised there on 6 Dec 1891 the son of Charles Edmund Creed and Cymbriana Green Creed (nee Berry). He lived with his family near Church Farm, Semley, Wiltshire. He was a Wheelwright and Carpenter when he enlisted on 7 Dec 1915 and mobilized on 4 Mar 1916 joining the Royal Field Artillery 3/3rd Brigade. (Service No. 2951). He served in India joining the 9th (Secunverabad) Division (Service No. 861184). He again transferred to the 1103rd Battery of the 227th Brigade on 1 Jan 1917 (Service No. 288402). Throughout he was a Gunner in rank though his wheelwright skills were well used. He was released early to work with his father's business at Semley on 23 Feb 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal only. He married Mary L. Williams in the Tisbury Registry area in 1926 and they went on to have one son, Regrettably his wife died in 1929. By the 1939 Register he was living as a widower at 25 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, Hampshire, and was described as an Allotments Secretary (Disabled). He died at Winchester on 10 Aug 1957.