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From: "diana harding" <>
Subject: Re: [Mar] HMS Acheron - Reeks
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 19:46:54 +0100
Checked out your William John Reeks at Kew last week, as promised, and
Hayes were telling porkies!
ADM 188 listed Reeks, William John: SS(Short Service) 103088, born 1885
Ryde, Isle of Wight, enlisted 1906.
So I checked the entry in ADM 188/1149:
born 9 February 1885, Ryde, occupation butcher.
Ship ACHERON, List & NO 14a 1065, Stoker 2nd class.
He signed on 5 June 1906 for 5 years but was discharged to shore 8 Sep
1906 having bought himself out (£10). He was listed £7 for clothing and
His character was very good. He was 5'6 & 7/10", had a 38" chest, dark
brown hair, grey eyes and fresh complexion and was tattooed on both
So the clue provided by the photograph yielded results for you.
While searching ADM 188 index for R I noted these other REEKs before I got
William James Reeks, 167321, born 1877 Wimborne Dorset, enlisted 1892
Alfred John Reeks, 186078, born 1880 Witchampton, Dorset, enlisted 1895
Frederick Reeks, 230107, born 1886, Yorkshire, enlisted 1904
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