Images 1918 Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper. 


Born: 14th October 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 10th April 1917; age 20; Died of Wounds received at the capture of Vimy Ridge. Had served 8 months in France.

Next of Kin – brother, Robert Brown Reynolds, of 48, Bath Street, Ipswich notified 26th April 1917.

Residence: 8, Lancaster Road, Willesden, London, N.W.

Occupation: a Groom.

Enlistment Location: Hampstead, Middlesex; date: 6th November 1915; age: 19 years & 24 days. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 7ins. 



Instruction – 1st Class Signaller – 30th March 1916.

1st Class Signaller and Telephony – 31st May 1916, at Camden Camp.

Embarked: Southampton – 9th August 1916

Disembarked: Havre – 10th August 1916.

Attached to Head Quarters signallers and telephone – in the field – 9th January 1917.

Re-joined Unit 4th February 1917.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 66906

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 142nd Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Henry & Florence Reynolds.






1901   Highwood Cottage, St. Edmunds Road, Ipswich.


Joshua was 3 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.

Benjamin Daniel Reynolds, 7, born Ipswich.

Thomas Walter Reynolds, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   Pine Toft Lodge, Rushmere, Suffolk.


Joshua was 13 years old he was living with his parents & brother.

Henry, 60, a Coachman – Domestic.

Florence, 53.

Thomas, 15, a Shaper in Agricultural Implements Works.


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 22nd October 1917, Robert Brown Reynolds, of 48, Bath Street, Ipswich, received his late brother’s personal effects:

Disc, correspondence, photos, 2 pocket books, birth certificate, 3 memorial cards, National Registration certificate, 2 note books, wrist watch, protector and strap, 2 knives and razor in case.

Joshua also was found to have in his procession the sum of 26 francs.


On the 10th September 1921, Robert Brown Reynolds, of 48, Bath Street, Ipswich received Joshua’s Victory and British War medals.


Verification and particulars of the final place of rest was sent to Robert Reynolds, of 48, Bath Street, Ipswich on the 11th October 1922.


Soldiers’ Effects to Robert Reynolds, Charles Reynolds and William Reynolds – brothers, and sister Florence Jane Horsfall (wife of Daniel Horsfall), and Florence Reynolds, Emily Reynolds and Augusta Reynolds – sisters-in-law. At the request of Thomas Reynolds his share to Ethel Reynolds – niece.


Joshua is also remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.

Joshua Reginald Reynolds1918 Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury Newspaper.

Gunner Joshua Reynolds, Siege Battery, R.G.A., who died of wounds received at the capture of Vimy Ridge, on April 10th last, had been in France eight months. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Henry Reynolds, of Pinetoft Lodge, Rushmere. Three other brothers are also serving. The above picture shows his grave in France, whilst inset is a photograph of the deceased soldier.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 142nd Siege Battery



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