Ackrills Annual 1915/91
Capt Charles Simms Reeve, son of Mr and
Mrs W H Simms Reeve, of 70 Duchy Road, Harrogate
Claro Times - 20th February 1915
Photo - Captain Charles Simms Reeve, eldest
son of Mr and Mrs H Simms Reeve, of Duchy Road, Harrogate,
has been killed in action.
Claro Times – 20th February 1915
Mr and Mrs H Simms Reeve, Denehurst, Duchy
Road, received the sad news by telegram from the War Office on
Wednesday night, that their eldest son, Captain Charles Simms
Reeve, had been killed in action in France, on February 13th.
Captain Reeve, who was 29 years of age, and
unmarried, held his commission in the 2nd Battalion East Surrey
Regiment, and had only been at the Front about a month. He was
educated at Victoria College, Jersey, and Eastman's College,
Northwood Park, Winchester, and was later at Sandhurst. From here he
was gazetted to the East Surreys, and served with the regiment in
India for eight years. He returned with his regiment from the East
in December last, and proceeded to the Front in January.
Of fine physique, and a genial personality, Captain
Reeve was deservedly popular with the regiment, and a large
circle of friends. From early youth he showed exceptional keenness
for an Army career, and entered on his career with unbounded
enthusiasm for the military profession. He was also an ardent
sportsman, and took a deep interest in the regimental sports. Owing
to his long stay in India, he is not well known in Harrogate, but
those who had the privilege of his acquaintance will regret his
death very deeply. Mr and Mrs Simms Reeve will have the
sympathy of Harrogate in the loss of their son, and the end of a
Captain Reeve's brother George Reeve is serving at
the Front with the Mechanical Transport Service.
East Surrey Regiment
Capt Charles Simms Reeve
Died : 14th February 1915
In Memory of
C S REEVE
Captain 2nd Bn., East Surrey Regiment who died on
Sunday, 14th February 1915.
Memorial : YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper,
Grave Reference/Panel Number : Panel 34