Reginald Frank Wye (1895-1917)
Reginald was born in 1895 in Cambridge. He was one of twelve children of whom only five survived born to Bertram Wye (also known as Albert Whye) and Ellen Louisa Wye (née Goodenough). By 1911 Reginald was working as a van boy. Reginald enlisted in Cambridge as Private 3494, Cambridgeshire Regiment. He then became Private 326274, Cambridgeshire Regiment. He was killed in action at St Julien, Belgium on 31 July 1917.  His death was recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panels 50 and 52), in Belgium, which presumably means that there were no bodily remains to bury. He is also remembered on this family grave and on the Cambridge Guildhall War Memorial.
Reginald Wye obituary
Reginald Wye memorial notice

Frederick, Reginald’s older brother (not buried in this cemetery), enlisted in the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment. At the time of his enlistment he was a grocer’s assistant. He was wounded and taken prisoner in France after just over two years’ service. Their younger brother, Ernest (also not buried in this cemetery), also enlisted and was a Lance Corporal for the Cambridgeshire Regiment.

Wye grave
Wye monument

 

 

Lat Lon: 52.204089, 0.13811312 – click here for location

Parish : St Andrew the Less

See family grave page for more information

 

 

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 England census
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837‒1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916‒2007
Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locaions, 1300s‒Current
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914‒1919
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 2 April 1915
Cambridge Daily News, Tuesday, 15 November 1917
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 16 November 1917
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 1 August 1919
Cambridge Daily News, Tuesday, 21 December 1921
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 31 December 1920

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Reginald Frank Wye