Reginald Percy Home



Dec 31, 1887

Born at Newnham, Gloucestershire, England


Jun 23, 1917

Attested into the Signal Training Depot at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 2265873

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr Harry Home (father) of 30 Wantage Rd., Reading England

Ø      Present address given as c/o Wm Sulston, RR #2 Komoka, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England 


Jul 14, 1917

Will made out at the Signal Training Depot in Ottawa leaving entire estate to Mrs Hetty A Home, (mother) of 30 Wantage Rd., Reading, Berkshire, England


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the CETD on transfer to the 7th Reserve Battalion


Feb 15, 1918

SOS 7th Reserve Battalion on transfer to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Apr 11, 1918

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) and embarked for France


Apr 12, 1918

Arrived at 3rd CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the PPCLI


Apr 14, 1918

Left for CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 15, 1918

Arrived at CCRC


Jun 5, 1918

SOS the PPCLI on posting to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.” 


Aug 6, 1918

Killed in action 

While his Platoon was passing by an ammunition dump, an enemy shell landed and exploded the entire dump.  He was killed instantly along with 18 others 

Buried at the Longueau British Cemetery, near Amiens France


Sep 24, 1920

Memorial Cross sent to his mother at 30 Wantage Rd., Reading, Berkshire, England 

Death Plaque and Scroll sent to his father, Harry Home of same address



Jun 23, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Mrs Hetty A Home at 30 Wantage Rd., Reading, Berkshire, England 



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of Reginald Home being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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