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  • This photo was first published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 17th October 1914 and is curtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages of Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
03 May 1890
Tiverton Devon
By Robert's great-niece: 'Robert was my great-uncle, brother of my grandfather Edwin and the son of Robert and Annie Reynolds. Born in Tiverton, Devon the family moved first to Manchester in 1893 then to Nottingham in about 1894/95.' Robert Henry was born in 1891 in Tiverton and was the son of Robert an upholsterer and Annie Reynolds née Slater. His father was born in Tiverton in 1868 and his mother Annie Slater was born in 1861 also in Tiverton, they were married in Tiverton in 1890 and went on to have 5 children , who were: - Alice b1888, Robert b1891, Edwin b1892, Ethel b1894 and Annie b 1902, all the children were born in Tiverton apart from Ethel who was born in Manchester and Annie who was born in Nottingham . In the 1911 census the family are living at 79 Pym St, St Anns, and are shown as : - Robert 43 yrs an upholsterer in a furniture factory, he is living with his wife Annie 50 yrs a silk winder in a factory and their children Edwin 19 yrs a carters mate, Ethel 17 yrs a back girl in lace factory and Anne 9 yrs a scholar. Meanwhile Robert Henry on the 1911 census is a serving soldier in the 2nd battalion York and Lancaster Regiment and is to be found in barracks with his battalion at Blackdown barracks, Farnborough, Hampshire , he is shown as being 21 yrs and single. He was the husband of Emily Reynolds.
serving soldier in 1911 census.
23 Sep 1914
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578563 - CWGC Website
9012
Sneinton, Nottingham
Private
2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
A general labourer at the time of his enlistment in Nottingham on 31st December 1907. He was killed in action France & Flanders and is buried in Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France (grave reference I. E. 26).
It states that on enlisting Robert was born Nottingham but he was born Tiverton, Devon, but he grew up in Nottingham. Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 17 October 1914: 'Private RH Reynolds of York and Lancaster Regiment, late of 7 Grafton Terrace, Turner(?) Street, Nottingham, killed in action September 23rd.' Information on Robert has been supplied courtesy of his great niece Jacqueline Davies
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  • This photo was first published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 17th October 1914 and is curtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages of Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Robert Henry Reynolds - This photo was first published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 17th October 1914 and is curtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages of Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.