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Capt Henry Reynolds
Birth: Aug. 16, 1883
Death: Mar. 26, 1948

British Victoria Cross and Military Cross recipient. He was born at Whilton in Northamptonshire, and became a Captain in the 12th. Batallion of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). On the 3rd. October 1905, he married Gwendolen Jones, with whom he had three children. He was awarded the Military Cross for actions under heavy artillery, machine gun, and rifle fire on the 12th. April 1917, near the village of Rouex, during the Battle of Arras. Later that year, on the 20th. September, at Zonnebeke in Belgium, Captain Reynolds' company were suffering heavy casualties from a machine gun and a pillbox. He organised his men and proceeded alone, dashing between the shell-holes, under constant fire from the machine gun. When he reached the pillbox, he threw a grenade, but the the entrance to the pillbox had been blocked by the enemy. He crawled to the entrance and forced a phosphorus grenade into it. This killed three of the enemy and forced the remaining seven or eight to surrender, along with their two machine guns. Captain Reynolds had been wounded, but led his company against another objective, taking seventy prisoners and two more machine guns. Both of his Crosses are on display at the Royal Scots Museum in Edinburgh Castle. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
St Giles Churchyard
Ashtead
Mole Valley District
Surrey, England
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jul 05, 2005
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Capt Henry Reynolds
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Capt Henry Reynolds
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Capt Henry Reynolds
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