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Stephen Lacy Reiss

Date of Birth

Borough Road College


Teacher at Borough Road College

WW1 rank


Royal Berkshire Regiment, 5th Battalion

Date of death

13 October 1915

Location of death

France or Belgium


Loos Memorial (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 93 to 95.); Balliol College, Oxford Memorial


Lieutenant Stephen Lacy Reiss was the son of Charles Arthur and Florence Lacy Reiss. He had attended Marlborough School and, in 1907, he was admitted to Balliol College Oxford. He had been in the Officer Training Corps at both Marlborough School and Oxford. He applied for a commission on 15 August 1914 and was granted immediately on the recommendation from Oxford University. At the time of enlistment, he was a teacher at Borough Road College. Reiss served with 5th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was killed on 13 October 1915 aged 26. He is listed on Oxford University's memorial.


Entry on p.88 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1918 Annual Report, Balliol College War Memorial Book, secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from The National Archives, Officer records)