2 May 1915 : James Reynolds

James Reynolds was born in Southend on Sea on 18 February 1893 

Location of Southend on Sea in the south east of England (cc OpenStreetMap)

He was the eldest son of James Reynolds (a solicitor) and Annie Delesia (née Lowe) in a family of three. 

Whitworth Road in 2020 (c) Google Street View 2021

In 1901, age 8, the family lived of five with two domestic servants at 6 Whitworth Road, Croydon.  

Dulwich College 1908

He was educated at Dulwich College and gained his BA in Law at London University.

An article solicitor he enlisted for active service at the outbreak of war. He enlisted 6 August 1914 and joined the London Rifle Brigade. He served in France from November 1914 and was killed in action at the Second Battle of Ypres 2 May 1915. 

He was buried at Forturn, near Ypres.

James Reynolds  1/5th Battn (London Rifle Brigade) The London Regiment. (TF)

Killed in action 2 May 1915

Flight Lieut. Charles Edward Reynolds (1896-1918)

Younger brother Charles Reynolds (born 1896) died 23 October 1918. He had served on the Somme and Salonika, then transferred to the RFC, trained in Egypt and gained his wings in June 1917. He was a bombing pilot with the 55th Squadron when his plane crash landed after a bombing raid.

Source: Du Ruvigny’s Vol. V, The Fallen of the Great War, Dulwich College