Other names: Reginald John
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireTisbury, WiltshireIndiaStockbridge Road, Winchester, Hampshire
Story: Reginald John Creed was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 8th September 1891 and baptised there on 6th December 1891, the son of Charles Edmund Creed and Cymbriana Green Creed (née Berry). He lived with his family near Church Farm, Semley, Wiltshire. He was a Wheelwright and Carpenter when he enlisted on 7th December 1915 and mobilized on 4th March 1916, joining the Royal Field Artillery 3/3rd Brigade. (Service No. 2951). He served in India joining the 9th (Secunderabad) Division of the British Indian Army (Service No. 861184). He again transferred to the 1103rd Battery of the 227th Brigade on 1st January 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 23rd February 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal. 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 10th August 1957.