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George Reeve


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 promising career.

Captain Reeve's brother George Reeve is serving at the Front with the Mechanical Transport Service.


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