Private Kenneth W Reeves

04 Jan 1945

Kenneth Walter Reeves, son of Walter Percy and Rose Mary Reeves, of Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, enlisted into The General Servcie Corps. He tranfserred to The Royal Scots Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Reeves successfully completed Glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion The Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. He took part in the 6th Airborne response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes during Winter 1944-5.

Pte Reeves was killed in action on 4 January 1945, aged 20, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 20 May 1947.

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Kenneth W Reeves

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