2nd Lieutenant, 6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.
Died of wounds Thursday 26th August 1915, age 20.
Remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey, panels 58 to 72 or 218-219.
Student of law.
Reginald, born on 7th June 1895 at Chorlton Cum Hardy, was the son of Frederick Osborne Simeon and Lucy Elizabeth Leak. He was educated at Sandy Knoll, St Annes on Sea, Lancashire and Marlbourough College (April 1909-midsummer 1912) where he was an enthusiastic member of the Officer Training Corps. He was articled to his father’s Manchester law firm when war broke out and had recently passed his intermediate solicitors examination.
In early September 1914 Reginald enlisted as a Private with the 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment, in December of the same year obtained a commission and was transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers shortly before going to Gallipoli in July 1915. He was wounded in the head on the 7th August during an attack on an area known as the Vineyard at Cape Helles. Having gained the first enemy trench with heavy losses Reginald was the only officer remaining in his company. Whilst leading the men towards the second trench line he received a serious gunshot wound in the head. He died aboard the hospital ship ‘Dongoia’, just 3 days from home, of blood poisoning following an operation and was buried at sea.