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Reginald Aurigmal William Neville

Service Number 4837
Military Unit 2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Date of birth 21 Aug 1895
Date of Death 11 Jun 1915 (19 Years Old)
Place of Birth Wombwell Yorkshire
Employment, Education or Hobbies Reginald Neville worked as a milkman.
Family History

Father:Job Neville, born in 1862 at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, working as a dairyman. Mother: Matilda Neville, born in 1862 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, but died in April 1906 in Nottingham. Second wife, Laura Annie Neville, born in 1861 at Braunston, Rutland, married to Job January 1908 in Nottingham. Brothers: Herbert, born in 1888 at Wombwell, and working as a joiner, Horace, born in 1884 at Wombwell, working as a milkman and Harry, born in 1892 at Wombwell. Sisters: Ruby Jane, born in 1898 in Nottingham and Ida, born in October 1900 in Nottingham. The family lived at 232 St. Ann's Well Road, Nottingham.

Military History

Neville volunteered for service, attesting on 11th August 1914 at Nottingham giving his age as 18 yrs and 355 days his occupation was that of a milkman. Following training he arrived in France on 27th December 1914. The battalion took over trenches in the Ypres Salient in front of Potijze before moving to the St. Jean area were they held the front at the village of Wieltje. It was a quiet sector but nevertheless Neville was killed in action on 11th June 1915. He is buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery (grave ref BI.19)

Extra Information

Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 2 July 1915: 'Neville. Killed in action June 11th, Private Reginald AW Neville, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, 232 St Ann's Well Road, age 19 years.'