Douglas Reynolds VC

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of
    V C

    83rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery
    who died age 33
    on 23 February 1916
    Husband of Mrs. Douglas Reynolds, of Clerkley Court, Leatherhead, Surrey.

    Remembered with honour

    Douglas Reynolds VC (20 September 1882 - 23 February 1916) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross
    Educated at Cheltenham College. He was 31 years old, and a Captain in the 37th Bty., Royal Field Artillery, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
    Reynolds later achieved the rank of Major, but was wounded in action, and died in the Duchess of Westminster's hospital in Le Touquet, France, on 23 February 1916.
    Major Reynolds is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in Northern France, while his Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich, London.

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  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Major Douglas Reynolds, VC

    Born in Bristol in 1881, he was educated at Cheltenham College and resided with his parents at "Thorncliff" Lansdown Road, Cheltenham. Maj Douglas was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in 1900. Awarded the VC after courageous action in the Le Cateau and Pysloup areas of France in 1914. He died of wounds sustained in action on 3 February 1916 He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

    Commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the Christ Church Roll of Honour. Also commemorated on the grave of his father in St Peter's Churchyard, Leckhampton, near Cheltenham.

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