George Victor Reason was Chelmsford born and bred and worked as a baker's roundsman. He married the day before the war began and set up home in Campbell Close. He later joined the army and was killed at El Alamein in September 1942.
George was born in Chelmsford in 1918, the son of William Reason and Emma Reason (nee Ansell). His parents had married in London in 1917.
On 2nd September 1939, the day before Britain declared war, George married Kathleen Hilda Westrip at St. John's Church in Moulsham. At the time he was aged 21, employed as a baker's roundsman and lived at 3 Ormond's Yard off High Street, Chelmsford. His bride was aged 19 and lived at 3 Marlborough Road in Chelmsford. By December 1939 the couple were living in Campbell Close in Chelmsford.
George Victor REASON, Private, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in north Africa. Aged 24
During the Second World War George served as Private 6022852 in the 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. He was killed on the 3rd or 4th of September 1942. George has no known grave and is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt.
At the time of his death George's wife was living at 22 Campbell Close in Chelmsford. She remarried in 1944.