Born: 24th February 1871, Ipswich.

Baptised: 19th September 1873, at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich. Parents: Elizabeth & William Reed. Four of Alfred’s siblings were also baptised: Mary, Jane, William Alfred & Arthur William.

Died: 22nd December 1900; age: 29; died of Heart Disease at Machadodorp, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Residence: 1, Dock Court, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 3158.

Regiment: 19th (Princess of Wales’s Own) Hussars.


Clasps Awarded: Belfast, Orange Free State & Laing’s Nek.


Grave Reference:


Machadodorp Cemetery,


South Africa.




1871   3, Austin Square, 41, Austin Street, St. Peter’s, Ipswich.


Alfred was 1 month old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Alfred Reed, 36, a Labourer, born Easton, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Reed (nee Green), 34, born Ipswich.

Mary Reed, 9, born Ipswich.

James William Reed, 7, born Ipswich – died 1888, Ipswich.

William Alfred Reed, 4, born Ipswich.

Arthur William Reed, 2, born Ipswich.


1891   Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire.


Alfred was 21 years old, a Soldier ranked a Private for the 19th Hussars.


Alfred’s mother, Elizabeth Reed died 1887, Ipswich.

The Boer War.

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