William Reed – Grenadier 108456

William was born 29th Sept 1892 in Leeds

He married 27 year old Gladys Mary Eaton on 15th April 1915 in Barwick in Elmet. William was living in Garforth at this time. William’s father Alfred was listed as a Farmer and Glady’s Father, Robert was a retired Civil Servant.

William enlisted in Garforth in the 25th Battalion Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died 28th August 1918

Wancourt British Cemetery

Photo taken July 2018 by Garforth residents Phil and Karen Dunwell and Dave and Liz Hill

Grave Ref f IV B 33

William Reed Memorial Certificate

Family Details
Father – Alfred R.(b.1869 in Barwick. Baptised 24th November 1869
Mother – Annie R. nee Perkin (b.1871 in Barwick)
Alfred married 21 year old Annie Louisa Perkin on 23rd December 1891 in Barwick in Elmet Parish Church.Alfred’s occupation was a Hay and Straw Dealer as was his father William Annie’s father John was a butcher.
William Reed Born 29th Sept 1892.in Leeds, Baptised 6th November 1892 in Barwick in Elmet
Sister- Annie R. (b. 1897 in Barwick)
Sister – Emma R. (b 1900 in Barwick)
Sister in Law of Alfred – Kate Perkin was living with them at Potterton Lane Barwick in 1901.
In 1911 Alfred and Annie had been married for 19 years and had had five children two of whom had died.William was working for his father as a Hay and Straw dealer.
Alfred died 2nd April 1932. Probate of £870.14s.7p was granted 26th July to daughters Annie Hunter, wife of Herbert Hunter and Emma Reed, Spinster. Annie Married Herbert Q1 1921
Grandfather – William R.(b. 1832 in Bishop Monkton)
Grandmother – Bessy R. b. 1833 in Barwick)
Aunty – Elizabeth R. (b. 1858 in Parlington)
Aunty – Emma E. R. (b. 1863 in Barwick)
Aunty – Sarah H?R. (b. 1867 in Barwick)