Gunner Reginald James Payne

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Date of Birth

9 Nov 1896

Date of Death

14 May 1974

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Reginald James Payne was my maternal Grandfather born in Dudderston, Birmingham on the 9th November 1896.  He was the 3rd eldest of six children born to Walter & Minnie Payne. 

After completing his signaller training at Spike Island, Queeenstown, Co Cork in Ireland, Reg served overseas as a Gunner/Signaller in the Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA).  He was attached to 145 Seige Battery which saw action in both France & Flanders including Passchendaele.  Having survived the conflict Reg returned & married my Grandmother, Elsie Hunt in 1920 & they had 3 children, 1 boy & 2 girls.  Reg lived in Birmingham all his life working as a painter & decorator & died of cancer in 1974.




Author: reedy52

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Cheers reedy83 for sharing this with the site. A survivor. P.S. the whopping great watermark on the picture doesn't mean the site owns the copyright etc, but it is there to give you control and stop people using images without permission (your permission if you are the copyright holder).