Born: 14th September 1891, Ipswich.
Died: 18th February 1919; age 27; Gordon Villa, 21, St. John’s Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk – of Influenza & Pneumonia – would have survived if it was not for his lung wound. Served 3 years old & 105 days.
Residence: Hamilton House, Hamilton Road Ipswich.
Enlistment Details: Date: 6th November 1915; Age: 24 years & 3 months; Occupation: Elementary School Teacher. Height 5ft & 5ins.
Wounded in the Field: 25th September 1916 – Gun shot wound to head, spine, chest & right shoulder.
Discharged to 14, Beaconsfield Terrace, Woodbridge, Suffolk – Right Shoulder – Gun Shot Wound at Les Boeufs, disability permanent. Character – Good.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 42752
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry, 14th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.
Relatives Notified: Son of Francis Frederick & Alice May Reeve, of Ipswich; husband of Elforda Alice Reeve, of Hinderter Rector, Norfolk.
1901 29, Silent Street, Ipswich.
Leslie was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Francis Frederick Reeve, 44, a Clerk – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.
Alice Maud Mary Reeve (nee Friend), 44, born Wenhaston, Suffolk.
Frances Alice Mary Reeve, 19, a Student – Teacher College, born Lynton, Devonshire.
Elsie Emily Reeve, 12, born Lynton, Devonshire.
Robert Bernard Reeve, 4, born Ipswich.
1 general domestic servant.
1911 29, Silent Street, Ipswich.
Leslie was 19 years old, a Student – Elementary Teacher. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Francis, 54, a Clerk – Agricultural Engineers Office.
Frances, 29, a Certificated Teacher – Secondary School teacher – Ipswich Town Council.
On the 7th August 1917, Leslie married Elfonda Alice Oats, born 1891, Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire.
On the 22nd August 1921 – Mrs E.A.Shaw received her late husband’s British War medal.
Leslie is also remembered on the war memorial at Woodbridge, Suffolk and Museum Street Methodist Church War Memorial