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REED, John Robert. L/Cpl 91194 2nd DLI.

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

Killed in action 9 Aug 1918 aged 18. Son of Mark Reed, millwright and his with Emma, then of Church Wynd and later of High St, Yarm. He had been born in Yarm and was living there when he enlisted at Stockton. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Yarm1914 believe that John Robert was born in 1900 and lived in a four roomed house in High Church Wynd with his father Mark aged 37 who worked as a millwright in a flour mill. His mother Emma was aged 36. He had three sisters, Florence 13, Edith 9,and Violet Annie 4. He had were 4 brothers Harold 11, Percy 10, Charles Douglas, 7 and Leonard Newcombe 2. By 1911 Florence was no longer at the house and the family had been joined by Raymond 8 and Millicent Metcalfe 1. Harold was a motor engineer, Percy a pork butcher, Edith a domestic servant and Charles Douglas a farm servant.

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.