|Place of birth||Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Address||Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, W Reynolds, Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Australian Field Artillery (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Arthur and Mary REYNOLDS. Native of Sydney|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 29 September 1915 (defective teeth); disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915. Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916..
Admitted to No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 April 1916; discharged to duty, 8 May 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 9 days.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 25 July 1916.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 December 1916; transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 2 January 1917; dischaged to Base Depot, 25 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 days. Rejoined unit, 6 February 1917.
Promoted Sergeant, 20 January 1917. Mentioned in Despatches, 9 April 1917.
Killed in action, 24 September 1917. Buried at a point south of Westhoek and east of Ypres; grave lost in subsequent fighting.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal