Reginald Lewis Dyer

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 14 October 1893 in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire and baptised 21 January 1894 at Charlton Kings Parish Church.

Family: He was the younger of two sons born to John Henry Dyer, a schoolteacher and his wife Sarah. He married Sarah E Minshall in 1919 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had two children, Eileen and Naomi.

Residence: In 1901, he and his brother were living with their widowed mother at Bishop Gate, Bishops Castle, Shropshire. By 1911 Reginald was still living in Bishops Castle but at 4 Union Street. At the time of his enlistment in 1915 his address was given as 11 Dodington, Whitchurch. In 1939 his address was 19 Black Park, Whitchurch. This continued to be his home until his death in 1975.

Employment: He was a baker and confectioner.

Died: 16 September 1975 at Deermoss Hospital, Whitchurch, aged 81, and buried at Whitchurch Cemetery on 20 September 1975.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 24607

Date of Enlistment: 22 November 1915

Date of Discharge: 31 August 1916

Reason for Discharge: Not likely to become an efficient soldier.

Medals and Awards

Awarded an armlet N75260 which was to be worn with civilian clothes to show that the man was ready to fight if called upon


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