Reeves, Albert James: Service no. 53847

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Source: January 31, 1916 War Diary Entry. Went missing per Circumstances of Death Card with Private Emerald Brittan Broadwell, reg. no. 53892.

Circumstances of Death:

“Previously reported missing, now for official purposes presumed to have died.

About 9 a.m. on January 30th, 1916, he and a comrade [Private Broadwell] left their trench under cover of fog. They reached an unoccupied enemy listening post and found some bombs which they broad back to their own lines. They then returned to the listening post intending to wait there and bomb the enemy when they attempted to reoccupy the post. Private Reeves nor his comrade ever returned and from that time nothing has been seen or heard of them.”

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“Previously reported missing, now for official purposes presumed to have died.” About 9 a.m. on January 30th, 1916, he and a comrade left their trench under cover of fog. They reached an unoccupied listening post and found some bombs which they brought back to their own lines. They then returned to the listening post intending to wait their and bomb the enemy when they attempted to reoccupy the post. Private Reeves nor his comrade ever returned and from that time nothing has been seen or heard from them.”

18th Battalion War Diary entry for January 31, 1916 noting missing soldiers.

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2 thoughts on “Reeves, Albert James: Service no. 53847

  1. Good Day, Albert Reeves was a Scout with Emerald Broadewell (My Great Uncle) he was reported missing the same time a Emerald, they were both on the same patrol together.

    • Robert,

      Thank you for commenting. Do you have any biographical information on Emerald Broadwell that I can add to his page?

      Eric

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