Private Cuthbert Reynolds

Cuthbert Reynolds Birth Registration Transcription © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds Birth Registration Transcription © findmypast.co.uk

Cuthbert Reynolds was born on the 11th of January 1889 to housekeeper Mary Ann Reynolds.

Cuthbert Reynolds´ mother Mary Ann Reynolds was born in the 1st quarter of 1861 in Newdigate, Surrey to sailor and sub-postman Henry Reynolds, born about 1826 at St John´s, Westminster, Middlesex, and Jane Reynolds nee Upton, born about 1826 in Kent, Peckham. Henry Reynolds and Jane Upton married in the 2nd quarter of 1850 at St Margaret´s church in Westminster, London. Mary Ann was baptised on the 28th of August 1861 at St Peter´s church in Newdigate. At the time of the baptism, Henry was working as a steward on HMS Trident.

At the time of the 1861 Census, Mary Ann was staying with her maternal grandparents, beerhouse keeper and hawker Robert and Jane Upton at Parkgate Road Cottage in Newdigate. Robert Upton was born about 1804 in Bromley, Kent, and Jane Upton about 1802 in Capel, Surrey. The household further comprised of Mary Ann´s mother Jane Reynolds nee Upton, Jane´s other children Henry William Reynolds and Jane Reynolds, and the widowed Kezia, Robert´s mother in law.

At the time of the 1871 Census, Mary´s family lived at Butchers Cross Gate, Mayfield in Sussex. Naval pensioner Henry Reynolds was working as a toll collector and Jane Reynolds was at home with their children Mary Ann and Robert. The household further comprised of niece Ellen Upton.

At the time of the 1881 Census, Mary Ann Reynolds was a visitor to farmer of 90 acres Charles Smith and his wife Ellen of Goodwins in Holmwood. Charles Smith employed two labourers and a servant.

Cuthbert Reynolds was born on the 11th of January 1889 in Holmwood, Surrey to Mary Ann Reynolds.

Cuthbert had a one known sister called Evelyn Reynolds. Evelyn was born about 1900 in Hull, Yorkshire.

Cuthbert Reynolds 1891 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds 1891 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1891 Census, Cuthbert Reynolds was living with his maternal grandparents, sub-postmaster Henry Reynolds and Jane Reynolds at Post Office, Warwick Road, Holmwood, Surrey. The household further comprised of Cuthbert´s mother Mary Ann Reynolds, maternal uncle Henry William Reynolds and a boarder, messenger Charles W. Smith. Henry William Reynolds was working as a postman.

Cuthbert Reynolds School Admission Register 1889 © Surrey History Centre findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds School Admission Register 1889 © Surrey History Centre findmypast.co.uk

In 1892, Cuthbert Reynolds of Warwick Road was attending the South Holmwood Church of England School. He left the school in December 1899.

Cuthbert Reynolds School Admission Register 1900 © Surrey History Centre findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds School Admission Register 1900 © Surrey History Centre findmypast.co.uk

On the 8th of January 1900, Cuthbert Reynolds was admitted into the Ewell Church of England School for boys. At the time of his admission, Cuthbert lived in Hook Road in Epsom. He left the school and neighbourhood on the 26th of April 1900.

Cuthbert Reynolds 1911 Census © ancestry.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds 1911 Census © ancestry.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census, Cuthbert´s mother Mary Ann Reynolds was a housekeeper to unemployed cowman Thomas Wall at 10 Town Wharf in Isleworth, Middlesex. Thomas Wall was 71 years old and deaf. Mary Ann Elizabeth stated that she was single. The household further comprised of her children: Cuthbert Reynolds, who was working in a market garden, and Evelyn Reynolds. The accommodation had two rooms.

Cuthbert Reynolds enlisted into the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment in Hounslow, Middlesex. He was a Private with regimental number G/8800. At the time of his enlistment Cuthbert resided in Isleworth, Middlesex.

Later he was transferred into the 8th (Service) Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment. His regimental number remained G/8800.

Cuthbert Reynolds disembarked on the 8th of July 1915 to France.

Cuthbert Reynolds GRO Army War Deaths © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds GRO Army War Deaths © findmypast.co.uk

He died in action on or around the 30th of September 1916 in France.

Cuthbert Reynolds Panel  Listing © CWGC.org
Cuthbert Reynolds Panel Listing © CWGC.org

Cuthbert Reynolds is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial in France on Pier and Face 6B and 6C.

Cuthbert Reynolds Soldiers Effects © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds Soldiers Effects © findmypast.co.uk

He left his mother, Mary Ann Reynolds, £7 in Soldier´s Effects, on the 3rd of December 1919.

Cuthbert Reynolds 1914-1915 Medal Award Rolls © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds 1914-1915 Medal Award Rolls © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Rolls © findmypast.co.uk
Cuthbert Reynolds British War Medal and Victory Medal Award Rolls © findmypast.co.uk

Cuthbert Reynolds received the British War and Victory medals and the 1915 Star.

Cuthbert Reynolds Thiepval Memorial Roll of Honour © CWGC.org
Cuthbert Reynolds Thiepval Memorial Roll of Honour © CWGC.org

Cuthbert´s mother Mary Ann Reynolds later resided at 44 Worpole (Worple) Avenue, Isleworth in Middlesex.

Born                            Holmwood, Surrey

Son of                          Mary Ann Reynolds

Regiment                      3rd (Reserve) Battalion. East Surrey Regiment
Number                        G/8800

Date of Death               30th September 1916
Place of Death              Somme, France
Cause of Death             Killed in Action

Age                               27

Memorial                     Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France