Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.
Reginald James Cheesman was born on the 5th of April 1896 in Dorking, Surrey to draper James Cheesman, born about 1861 in Dorking, Surrey, and Edith Cheesman, born about 1863 in Chawton, Hampshire. He was baptised on the 10th of May 1896 at St Martin´s church in Dorking, Surey. At the time of the baptism the family lived at 4 High Street in Dorking and James was working as a draper.
Reginald had two sisters: Mabel Edith Cheesman born about 1889 in Dorking, Surrey and Winifred Daisy Cheesman born about 1892 in Dorking, Surrey.
At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at 4 Howard Road in Dorking. James was still working as a draper and Edith was looking after their children Mabel, Winifred and Reginald.
In May 1903 Reginald was admitted into the Dorking High School for Boys. At the time of his admission the family lived at 4 Howard Road in Doking. Previously Reginald attended a Private School. On the 7th of April 1911 he left the Dorking High School and became a draper´s apprentice. In 1908 Reginald obtained a Pitman´s Certificate for Elementary Shorthand.
At the time of the 1911 Census, the family lived at 4 Howard Road in Dorking. James was working as a draper and Edith was at home, with the children; Mabel, Winifred, who had become a draper’s assistant and Reginald. The house had seven rooms.
Reginald James Cheesman became part of the 1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queens Victoria´s Rifles), the London Regiment. He was a Rifleman and his regimental numbers were: 2731 and 390566.
He disembarked on the 6th or 7th of June 1916 to France.
He was presumed to be killed in an action on the 1st of July 1916 on the Somme in France. Nevertheless he survived the war.
He received the British War and Victory medals and the 1915 Star.
Reginald married Margarita Esther Florence Adams, by Banns, on the 2nd of September 1922 at St Martin´s church in Dorking. At the time of their marriage Reginald was working as an outfitter and lived at 4 Howard Road in Dorking. Margarita lived at 8 Wathen Road in Dorking.
The couple did not have any children.
Reginald James Cheesman of Cosy Nook, Lonsdale Road, Dorking died on the 27th of May 1956. He was burried on the 31st of May 1956 in Dorking. He left to his wife Margarita Esther Florence Cheesman £39578, 10s and 8d in his will.