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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of James Oswald Reed at the Rock Cemetery, Nottingham. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
15 Sep 1885
Grantham
James Oswald Reed was born on 15th September 1885 in Grantham and was the son of Cornelius McNeal Reed a shop keeper and the late Ruth Reed née Neale of 13 Alfreton Road, Nottingham. His father born Cornelius McNeale Reed later known as Neal was born in 1854 in Leicester, his mother Ruth Neale was born in 1855 in Leicester, they were married in 1879 in Leicester and went on to have the following children, Cornelius b1880 Nottingham, Gertrude Elizabeth b1881 Nottingham, Charles William b1882 Nottingham, Betsy Jane b1884 Grantham, James Oswald b1885 Grantham, Ruth Beatrice b1887 Grantham, Edith Annie b1889 Grantham, Hilda Mary b1893 Grantham and Henry Sandford b1896 Grantham. His mother Ruth died in 1909 in Nottingham she was 54 years of age. In the 1911 census the family are living at 13 Alfreton Road, Nottingham and are shown as Neal 57 yrs a widow and shop keeper, he is living with his children, Edith Ann 22 yrs a cigar maker Hilda Mary 18 yrs at home and Henry Sandson 15 yrs a barber. James Oswald was living in London at the time of his marriage, he married his wife Marion Glass on 25th March 1913 at St Pauls, Kensington, London, he gave his address as 76 Masbio Road, Hammersmith and his occupation as a postman, he was 27 yrs of age. His probate proven on 4th March 1915 in London shows him as James Oswald Reed of 225 Queen's Road, Battersea, Surrey, died 16th January 1915 at the Military Annex, Milton, Portsmouth Hampshire, on active service, his effects of £81 were left to his widow Marion. His father re married Rebecca H Braybrook in 19126 at Nottingham. CWGC gives his wife details as Marion Reed of 16 Stansfield Street Radford Nottingham.
He was a postman
16 Jan 1915
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2750299 - CWGC Website
5495
Private
Grenadier Guards
Private James Oswald Reed enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 2nd battalion Grenadier Guards, he landed n France on 13th August 1914, he died at the Military Annex, Milton, Portsmouth , Hampshire on 16th January 1915. His body was returned to his family and he is buried in Nottingham Church Cemetery
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of James Oswald Reed at the Rock Cemetery, Nottingham. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    James Oswald Reed - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of James Oswald Reed at the Rock Cemetery, Nottingham. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings