(1893 - 1915)
DATE OF BIRTH:
18th February 1893
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1907 - 1912
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
Westbrook, 12 Alleyn Park, Dulwich
1/5th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
DATE OF DEATH:
2nd May 1915
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 52 and 54.
Private James Reynolds
Born on February 18th 1893, James was the elder of two sons of a solicitor, also named James Reynolds, and his wife, Annie. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex, although by the time he started at Dulwich in 1907 the family were residents of Catford. During his time at the College he was a highly distinguished pupil, serving as head of the Modern Side for two years and also, during his final two years, taking a B.A. from London University. After leaving he took up a position in the City of London, working as an articled solicitor.
On August 6th 1914, days after war was declared, James volunteered as a member of the London Rifle Brigade with whom he went over to the front that November. After several months in the trenches he was killed on May 2nd 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate. His younger brother, Charles, a fellow OA, would later be killed when his aircraft crashed in October 1918.