Parish Records show that Owen Reeve aged 21, a carpenter, married Mary Ann Simmons aged 24 on 7/5/1887. His father John Reeve was a shepherd. The records also show the baptism of Arthur Reeve and his sister Ethel in December of that year.
The 1891 census shows Arthur Reeve, nephew, living with Edward and Sarah Worster. The 1901 Census shows him living with Sarah and her daughter Annie in High Street, West Haddon.
Military Records show the Attestation on 17/3/1916 at the Depot of the Warwickshire Regiment of Arthur Reeve, aged 28 years 60 days, then living at 20 Wren Street, Coventry, working as a shop assistant. He was assigned the army number 5826. He had enlisted on 11/12/1915 and his service was counted from 29/2/1916. He was attached to the 53rd Hants Regiment – 18/2/1918. He was also attached to the 14th Worcestershire Regiment from 7/4/1918 – Regimental Number 57165, rank of Private. On 6/9/1919 he was at the Disposal Unit, Purfleet and was demobilised on 31/3/1920.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
He married May Palmer in Coventry on 18/5/1916
Arthur died on 11/1/1963 aged 75 while living in West Haddon
The Probate, Peterborough dated 27/2/1963 read:
“Arthur Reeve living at 7 Northampton Road, West Haddon died 11/1/1963. Administration Peterborough 27th February to Gladys Mary Whitby, spinster. Effects £3524 2s 10d”
(Jim Blakey 11th March 2017)