Private John Reeves

Service number 4276
Birth Date 1890
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Castlemaine
Death Date 25 July 1916
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private John Reeves (2433, 30th Battalion) was born in Rockdale, NSW, and was working as a farm hand at Branxton, NSW, when he enlisted in September 1915. John was killed in action at Pozieres on 20 July 1916 and is buried in the Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France. His mother wrote later that he was 17 years of age. John’s brother, Corporal Charles Reeves, served in the AIF with the 1st Light Horse Regiment.



Date of birth 1890
Date of enlistment 09 July 1915
Date of embarkation 29 December 1915
Date of death 25 July 1916