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Edward was born in 1887 in Sculcoates and was the son of the late William Westoby Reeder a watch and clock maker and jeweller and Jenny Reeder, née Young who lived in Hull. His father William Westoby was born in 1854 in Sculcoates and his mother Jane Young was born in 1856 also in Sculcoates. They were married on the 9th September 1880 at St Silas Church in Sculcoates and went on to have 5 sons, they were : - William b1884, John b1886, Edward b1887, Harold b1891, Arthur b1895. William, John, and Edward were born in Sculcoates, Harold and Arthur in Hull. In the 1911 census the family are living at 72 Queens Street, Hull and are shown as :- William Westoby 57 yrs a watch and clock maker and jeweller, he is living with his wife Jane 55 yrs and four of their sons, John 25 yrs a certified teacher, Edward 23 yrs a pupil teacher, Harold 20 yrs a pupil teacher and Arthur 16 yrs an auctioneers apprentice, His mother Jane died in Hull in 1912 she was 56 yrs of age , his father William also died in Hull in 1920 aged 66 yrs.
1767437 - CWGC Website
8th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
Lieutenant Edward Reeder, was a member for three years of the O.T.C. of Nottingham University, he received a commission on September, 25th, 1914 and served with 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 26th September 1915, the circumstances of his death were reported on 11th October 1915. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Extract from the Nottingham Evening Post dated 11th October 1915 : - “NOTTINGHAM O.T.C. OFFICER KILLED. “Lieut. Edward Reeder, of the 8th East Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. W. W. Reeder, of Hull, has been killed in action in France. Lieut. Reeder, who was a member for three years of the O.T.C. of Nottingham University, received a commission on September, 25th, 1914, and he was leading a party of men who volunteered to go a few yards ahead with a listening section. A German officer came out of cover and shot him point blank.” Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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