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.
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.
In 1892, Cuthbert Reynolds of Warwick Road was attending the South Holmwood Church of England School. He left the school in December 1899.
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.
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.
He died in action on or around the 30th of September 1916 in France.
Cuthbert Reynolds is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial in France on Pier and Face 6B and 6C.
He left his mother, Mary Ann Reynolds, £7 in Soldier´s Effects, on the 3rd of December 1919.
Cuthbert Reynolds received the British War and Victory medals and the 1915 Star.
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
Date of Death 30th September 1916
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Memorial Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France