M.B.E., Military, 1st type, Queen’s South Africa, clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, King’s South Africa with usual two clasps, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
to – 4614 Cpl. E. C. Reeves, 2nd Wilts Regt. on QSA; Serjt., Wiltshire Regt. on KSA; 2 Lieut. on Pair.
Note – entitled to 1914 Star and Bar (absent).
With – two attractive (silver?) regimental medallions 33mm diameter, with Wiltshire regimental motifs on one side and on one reverse “Wiltshire Trophy 1906 Cr. Sergt. E. C. Reeves” and on the other “Wiltshire County Trophy won by 2nd Battn. Wiltshire Regt./ No. 4614 Cr. Sgt. E. C.. Reeves 1909”.
An interesting career – Charles Edward Reeves landed in France with 2nd Battn. in October 1914 as Regimental Qtrmtr. Sergt. and was commissioned into Hants. Regt. just ten days later.
MIC shows address for delivery of WW1 medals – No. 3 Officer Cadet Bn., (1st Hants. attd.), Parkhurst Isle of Wight.
Appointed MBE per LG. 3rd June 1919, possibly for service with the Cadet Battn. (see also Hampshire Advertiser, 7th June 1919).
He seems to have commanded or at least served on the staff of the Hamps. Regt. Depot in Winchester after the War and was Sec. of the Regimental Assoc.
Commanded the “very smart” Guard of Honour (50) from the Regimental Depot in Winchester on the occasion of the formal unveiling of the Hampshire War Memorial in the city, 1921.
Retired 1923 (age limit).
M.B.E. Hallmarked London 1919
Light contacting to all medals.