A 15th YEOMANRY BATTALION HAMPSHIRE REGT MC TRIO.
A 1914/15 Star Trio named to 2/Lt H R Reynolds ASC on the Star, Capt H R Reynolds on the pair. WW2 Defence medal in box of issue, addressed to Mr H R Reynolds, The Old Rectory, Fyfield. Andover, Hants. Issued in 1948 with the stamp of Territorial & Auxilary Forces of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A member of the Hampshire Homeguard, most likely in Andover. Also a 1937 Coronation Medal, unnamed as issued. A cased Small Bore Rifle Association Distinguished Members named medal, with a further five years bar.
The son of the Reverend E K R Reynolds of Fifield, Nr Andover. Henry Robert Reynolds was born on the 14th April 1889 in Hampshire, he was educated at Marlborough & Keeble Colleges. It was at the latter he studied for and passed his BA.
Commissioned a 2/Lt into the Army Service Corps, he was promoted Lieutenant in 1915. In 1918 he was attached to the 15th (Yeomanry) Battalion of the Hampshire Regt, It was whilst serving as an Acting Captain in this battalion he was awarded a Military Cross. The award appeared in the London Gazette issue date 08/03/1919. 3425. His citation appeared in the London Gazette dated 3/10/1919 issue 31583.
With reference to the Awards conferred as announced in the London Gazette dated the 8th March 1919, the following are the statements of services for which the awards were conferred. A Cpt H R Reynolds;
On the 21st October,1918, at the Canal at Knokke, he displayed great courage and initiative while in command of a platoon on the flank of his company. Under his leadership the Platoon fearlessly rushed several strongpoints in spite of heavy rifle and machine gun fire, which enabled the whole company to advance.
A Teacher by profession he was educated at Marlboro and Keeble Colleges, and was at one time at Westbourne House School , Folkestone C1912. Then Moorland House, Heswall C1920. Guildford in 1923 and thence Headmaster of Brandon House, Cheltenham. Henry never lost his love of shooting, winning awards for his efforts.
He died in Fifield on the 12th July 1957, aged 67. His effects were recorded at £78,490.2s.9d
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