According to his attestation papers dated September 22, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, Cedric Reeves was born on January 2, 1896 in Toronto. He listed his mother, Catherine Reeves, Humber Bay, Ontario as his next of kin. He was single and a gardener. He was an active member of the 10th Royal Grenadiers for 6 months. He was 18 years and 6 months of age and stood 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall. He had blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion. He was a member of the Church of England.
His brothers Frank and Thomas also enlisted. However Thomas would not survive the war.