20962 Private Albert John Reed
1st July 1916
Born in 1896 in Exeter.
His parents were Hubert John Reed(1871-1932) and
They were married on 05/07/1895.
Albert had 3 brothers;
William Henry(born on 18/08/1903) and
Harold Francis(born on 12/06/1906).
He also had 4 sisters; Isabel Dora(born on 12/06/1906),
Ellen Edith Lilian(born on 14/02/1912),
Lesley Serge(born on 01/10/1913) and
Olwen Ada France(born on 10/08/1915).
In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at
4 Wesleyan Court, Sidwell Street Exeter. Albert's father was employed as a masons labourer.
By the time of the 1911 census,the family had moved to
Spring Gardens Cottages,Haven Banks Cottage,
Albert had started work as a grocers errand boy whilst his father was now a general farm labourer.
He enlisted in Exeter and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the British War 1914 -1918 and
the Allied Victory medals.