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Reginald was born in Sutton Coldfield in about 1893, the son of Charles Henry and Mary Jane Page. In 1901 they were living at 32B Wellington House, Bloxwich, together with Reginald’s siblings, Katharine, Harry A., and Doris M. On 16 April 1910, the 17-year-old Reginald sailed on the S. S. Cairnrona from London to Portland, Maine, in America. He later emigrated to Canada.

In October 1914, he “came over with the first contingent of Canadians”, enlisting on the very day that war was declared. His mother was still living at 3 Westland Road, Wolverhampton. He rost to become a Second Lieutenant in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment. While he was “bravely leading his platoon in a charge”, he was killed in action on 1 July 1916. A letter written to his mother by his Commanding Officer stated that “He looked after his men so well, inspiring them with confidence and showing a splendid example in leadership”. This was reproduced in an article in the Midland Counties Express on 25 November 1916. A small piece also appeared in the Express & Star on 22 September 1916. He is comemmorated on the Thiepval Memorial .

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