Born: 24th May 1907, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd December 1943; age: 36; of dysentery and an amputation as a Japanese POW at Thai Camp – Thailand & Burma Railway.

Death certificate signed on the 18th March 1946 by M.A.Willis – International Red Cross Committee, Geneva.

Residence: 51, Lattice Avenue, Ipswich.

Rank: Lieutenant; Regiment: Straits Settlements Volunteer Force, 4th Battalion (Malacca Volunteer) Force). H.Q. Wing, Malayan Civil Service Force.


Grave Reference:


Chungkai War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Charles Ennew Reeve & Agnes Sophia Reeve; husband of Kathleen E.B. Reeve, of East Ham, London.




1911   Wymondham, Norfolk.


Eric was 3 years old and living with his widowed, maternal grandmother, aunt & brother.

Ann Butler, 65, a fruiterer & Florist – own account, born Colingham, Nottinghamshire.

Florence Ada Butler, 30, an Assistant Fruiterer & Florist, born Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Cyril Douglas Reeve, 3, born Ipswich.


In 1911, Eric & Cyril’s parents were living at the family home – 102, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

Robert Charles Ennew Reeve, 34, a Book Keeper Salesman – Boot & Shoe Makers, born 1877, Ipswich.

Agnes Sophia Reeve, 34, born Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

1 servant

1 boarder.


Eric gained a B.A., Hons. (Bristol).


Eric’s father, Robert Charles Ennew Reeve, died, June 1935, at 51, Lattice Avenue, Ipswich.


On the 12th July 1938, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore, Eric married Kathleen Emily Beatrice Jolliffe, born 1907, Middlesex.


Probate to Kathleen Emily Beatrice Reeve.

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