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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

L/Cpl 24620 Reginald Fenwick Rezin

  • Age: Unknown.
  • From: Islington, London
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Monday 20th December 1915
  • Commemorated at: Hebuterne Mil Cem
    Panel Ref: I.N.20

Born in Islington, London in 1892, he was the second of 2 sons born to William, a tailor’s cutter from Scotland, and Ellen, from Ireland. In 1901 they were living at 81 Lady Margaret Road, St Pancras, where they were still living in 1911 but by which time his mother had been widowed and was a boarding-house keeper. Reginald is employed as an assistant selling motor clothing, while his older brother, William Herbert, born 1889, is a furniture salesman.  Reginald served with the 17th Battalion, sailing for France on 7th November 1915 and was to earn his three medals. In December 1915, all 4 Pals Battalions were “blooded” in trench warfare. L/Cpl Rezin and others of the 18th were sent up the line near Hebuterne, with his Company attached to the Buckinghamshire Battalion of the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. On the night of 20th December, Reginald was sent with members of his own Battalion and the Bucks on a patrol into No Man’s Land, with a Lewis Gun team from the 18th. They met a German patrol and became engaged in a firefight. Two or more Germans were seen to fall but sadly Rezin was shot through the spine and killed. The first Lierpool Pal to be killed in action. His body was recovered next day and he was buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Grave I N 20. Maddocks quotes from one of Rezin’s comrades, Private W. Gregory, who says - “We went down to Hebuterne, near Gommecourt, and we went in for a day and a night with the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, to get an idea of trench warfare. We had to walk right over the top to get to the front line, there were no communication trenches. We had a fellow killed within five minutes (ie Rezin). We were sent out the following night and we found his cap. I’ve forgotten his name now but it was a terrible feeling to lose a man”. SDGW sows that Rezin was living in Mitcham, Surrey at the time of his death. There is a record of a Lieutenant William Herbert Rezin, of Mitcham, Surrey, serving with the Notts & Derbyshire Regiment from 1916 to the end of the war, earning 3 medals, which in 1921 were sent to him at 11 Albert Road, Mitcham, Surrey.  It is likely that this was Reginald’s older brother.

 

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