Eric Francis Joseph REEVES

Regimental number23/1786
OccupationCivil servant
Next of kinFather, F K Reeves, 78 Hill Street, Wellington
Rank on embarkation2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Having led his platoon to its objective he took command of another platoon which had lost its officer, capturing its objective and reorganizing the men, afterwards supervising the consolidation under heavy shell fire. Although wounded he sent a report of the situation to his headquarters, and did not relinquish command until relieved by one of his comrades. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 16 August 1917

SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 16, p. 1