Captain H Reynolds VC

Captain Reynolds performed amazing feats of bravery throughout 20th Sep 1917. 'His company were suffering heavy casualties from German Machine gun fire near Frezenberg. 'He proceeded alone to rush from one shell-hole to another under fire. 'When he reached the pill-box that housed the machine gunners he threw a grenade but it failed to make any impact. 'He managed to get a phosphorous grenade which set it on fire, killing 3 men. 'The rest surrendered with 2 machine guns. 'Later in the day he was wounded but still managed to capture another enemy post, taking 70 prisoners and two more machine guns.

Henry Reynolds was born in Whilton, Northamptonshire on 16th Aug 1879. 'He served in the 12th Battalion Royal Scots throughout the war. 'After the war he lived in Surrey and was Superintendent and Steward at Sir Frederick Milner Homes in Beckenham, Kent. 'He died aged 69 on 26th March 1948 at Carshalton, Surrey and buried at Ashtead.

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