Reeve Ronald H. Pte 14418040
Name Reeve Ronald Hubert
Army number 14418040
Date of birth Born 21/2/1925 - registered at Headington, Oxfordshire. Mother's maiden surname Ridge.
Age 80 at the time of his death.
Unit Served in the Local Defence Volunteers from the age of 14. Enlisted - volunteered - into the General Service Corps 18/1/1943 - just prior to his 18th birthday. Underwent Basic training at No. 59 Primary Training Centre. Transferred to the Highland Regiment 15/4/1943, possibly for advanced Infantry Training. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders 16/6/1943. Transferred to the Black Watch 16/4/1944. Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish 16/4/1944. Served Normandy. Posted to the 5th Battalion Black Watch on the disbandment of 70th Brigade. Served North Western Europe. Left the Black Watch 30/9/1947. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 30/9/47, authority IRO/Rels/158/47. Demobilised.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Infantryman. PIAT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PIAT gunner.
Joined Brigade 16/4/1944.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Death registered July 2005, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.
Home address At the time of the 1939 General Register he lived with his family at 66, Ridgefield Rd. Cowley Rd. Oxford, and worked as a Cabinet Maker's Clerk. In October 1949 he married Ruth L. Ponting at Ploughley, Oxfordshire.
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