Sid Reeves

Sydney Walter Reeves (1908 - 1980)

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Sydney Walter (Sid) Reeves
Born in Canning Town, London., Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1934 in Kyogle, New South Wales, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Sydney, Australiamap
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Sid Reeves was born in England.



Sydney Walter Reeves always known as Syd, was born at 50 Hermit Road, Canning Town, London, England on March 6, 1808. He was the son of John Reeves and Annie Harvey Syd emigrated to Australia as a child with his family, in 1911 and returned to England with them in 1921 for an extended visit but within the year they returned to Australia where Syd married Joyce Turner. Like all of John Edward and Annie's family, Syd played a musical instrument. Syd was a member of the Black Cats Jazz Band in Kyogle. He played the saxophone but after losing a hand in the Second World War in Bougainville he played the cornet. He was band master of the Kyogle brass band for several years and always played at the dawn service on Anzac Day. In his teens years Syd was a successful bike rider and won awards. He moved from Kyogle in the late 50's to Engadine, a new suburb on the southern side of Sydney with a rapidly expanding population and became a Real Estate Agent. On retiring, he moved to Port Macquarie where, with his wife, he enjoyed golf and gardening and trips around the area. Syd died in Sydney, Australia on October 28, 1980 at the age of 72 and both he and his wife had their ashes were scattered at the summit of Nobby's Point overlooking the sea at Port Macquarie.


England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

Name Sydney Walter Reeves

Registration Year 1908

Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar

Registration district West Ham

Parishes for this Registration District West Ham Inferred County Essex

Volume 4a Page 162

Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1518-1960

Name Sidney Walter Reeves

Birth Date 6 Mar 1908

Baptism Date 26 Mar 1908

Baptism Place St Matthias, Canning Town, Essex, England

Baptism Age 0

Father John Edward Reeves

Mother Annie Jane Reeves

FHL Film Number 001471946

Household Members

Sidney Walter Reeves

Annie Jane Reeves

John Edward Reeves

1911 England Census

Name Sydney Reeves

Age in 1911 3

Estimated Birth Year abt 1908

Relation to Head Son

Gender Male

Birth Place West Ham, Essex

Civil parish West Ham County/Island Essex

Country England

Street Address 251 Barking Rd, Plaistow

Marital Status Single

Registration district West Ham

Registration District Number 188 Sub-registration district Plaistow

ED, institution, or vessel 47 Household schedule number 220 Piece 9457

Household Members

Name Age John Edward Reeves 49

Annie Jane Reeves 34

William Reeves 20

Charles Reeves 15

May Reeves 19

Edward Reeves 6

Joseph Reeves 25

Ivy Reeves 4

Sydney Reeves 3

William Harvey 30

Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Name Sydney W Reeves

Spouse Name Muriel J Turner

Marriage Date 1934

Marriage Place New South Wales

Registration Place Kyogle New South Wales

Registration Year 1934

Registration Number 8517

Household Members Name Sydney W Reeves


Sydney Walter REEVES (1908-1980)

1949 Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia

OCCUPATION: Shop assistant.

Address: 12 Moore St. Is manager of the shoe department in Junors Dept. Store (now closed).

Sydney Walter Reeves

1954 Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia

OCCUPATION: Shop assistant. Address: 12 Moore St.

circa 1960 Engadine, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Real estate agent. Had his own agency, "Clisdell, Otto and Reeves".

Military Discharge

8 Aug 1945 Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

REEVES, Sydney Walter - (Corporal); Service Number - 44238;

File type - Casualty - Lost his right hand.

Repatriation; Place - Piva Strip, Bougainville;

Date - 8 August 1945.

Deaths (1908-1980)

Sydney Walter REEVES

28 Oct 1980

Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Note: Repatriation Hospital. Cemetery record wrongly says he died in Port Macquarie.


Oct 1980 Woronora, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Woronora Cemetery. Ashes collected 28 Nov 1980 and were scattered at the summit of Nobby's Point overlooking the sea at Port Macquarie.

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