image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper
Born: 1893, Ipswich.
Died: 8th August 1918; age 25; KiA at Albert.
Residence: 6, Mount Pleasant, Malpas, Monmouthshire, Wales.
Enlistment Location: London.
Date of Entry Therein: 1st September 1915 – France.
Rank: Company Sergeant Major; Service Number: G/69228
Regiment: Queen’s (Royal West Sussex) Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Formerly 5156, Royal Fusiliers.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Distinguished Conduct Medal – awarded 14th June 1917 – For conspicuous, gallantry & devotion to duty. He has rendered invaluable service in raids and has performed consistent good work throughout. For conspicuous bravery and coolness under fire during the Battle of Messines.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Henry & Florence Reynolds; husband of Louisa Hensman (formerly Reynolds), of 6, Linden Road, Somerton, Newport, Monmouthshire.
Brother to JOSHUA REGINALD REYNOLDS.
1901 Highwood Cottage, St. Edmunds Road, Ipswich.
Benjamin was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Henry Reynolds, 51, a Coachman – Domestic, born Baylham, Suffolk.
Florence Reynolds (nee Brown), 43, born Barking, Suffolk.
Florence Jane Reynolds, 21, a Waitress – Restaurant, born Ipswich.
John William Reynolds, 18, a Plumber’s Apprentice, born Ipswich.
Maurice James Reynolds, 16, a Groom – Domestic, born Ipswich – died 1913, Ipswich.
Samuel David Reynolds, 12, born Ipswich.
Thomas Walter Reynolds, 5, born Ipswich.
Joshua Reginald Reynolds, 3, born Ipswich.
1911 9, Warren Mews Street, Fitzroy Square, St. Pancras, London.
Benjamin was 17 years old, a Footman – Private Gentleman. He was living with his paternal uncle & aunt & cousins.
John Alfred Reynolds, 48, a Horse Foreman – Maple & Co., born Baylham, Suffolk.
Mary Reynolds, 35, born Needham Market, Suffolk.
Frank Alfred Reynolds, 21, a Furniture Porter – House Funishers, born Holborn.
Florence Jane Reynolds, 19, a Milliner – Millinery Shop, born Holborn
Lilian May Reynolds, 15, a Clerk – Solicitors, born St. Pancras.
Joshua’s mother, Florence Reynolds died 1913, Ipswich. His father, Henry Reynolds died April 1914, at the home of his son William John Reynolds, of 22, Ann Street, Ipswich.
On the 24th December 1914, at St. George’s Church, Esher, Surrey, Benjamin, 24, a Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers, married Augusta Louisa Palfrey, born 1887, Malpas, Monmouthshire.
Probate to Augusta Louisa Reynolds – widow.
Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Augusta Louisa Hensman – widow.
Benjamin is also remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich, and at St. Mary’s Church, Malpas and also Malpas Community Centre, Monmouthshire.