Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sapper Thomas Arthur Reeves - 136500

According to his attestation papers dated November 13, 1915 at Toronto, Thomas Arthur Reeves of Humber Bay, Ontario was born on September 4, 1897 at Humber Bay.  He listed his mother, Katherine Reeves, Humber Bay as his next of kin.  He was a gardener and had 3 months military experience as a Private with the Grenadiers Home Service.  He was 18 years and 2 months of age and stood 5 feet 6 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion.  He had a small mole on the back of his neck.  He was a member of the Church of England.

His brothers Frank and Cedric also enlisted.

Thomas Reeves was a member of the 5th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops when he was killed in action working in the vicinity of Fampoux on May 17, 1917 at the age of 18 years.  He was the son of of Frank F. and Kate H. Reeves, of Humber Bay, Ontario, and is buried  in the Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery in Arras, France. 

 courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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