REYNOLDS, Samuel Ernest

No.240667, Private, Samuel Ernest REYNOLDS
Aged 24

1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 2607, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on 28th March 1917

Samuel Ernest Reynolds was born in Depden (2nd qtr 1892 Thingoe 4a:759) son of Samuel Ernest and Eliza REYNOLDS(née KING)

1901 census...Aged 9, he was at Shop End, Depden with his father Samuel Ernest REYNOLDS [35] farm bailiff, born Lawshall; his mother Eliza [33] born Bury St.Edmunds; sisters Anne Eliza [12], Ethel May [7], Clementine [5], Sarah Ann [2] and Ellen Rebecca [4 months]. All the children were born in Depden.

1911 census...Aged 18, a stockman on farm, he was still at Shop End, Depeden with his parents; sisters Clementine, Sarah and Ellen and niece Iris REYNOLDS [3] born Bury St.Edmunds

On the pension card his mother was at 141 Wallace Road, Ipswich.

He enlisted in Chevington.
With no service record found and dying at a base hospital there is no way of knowing exactly when or where he was wounded. It was about the time of the first attempt to take Gaza.

photo CWGC

Samuel Reynolds is buried in Deir-el-Belah War Cemetery, Palestine A:17

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