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Harry Reynolds (1874-)

Guard at Stanhope prisoner of war camp

Before the First World War, Harry Reynolds served with the Gordon Highlanders, having served out his time in 1899. The 1911 census shows him living with his “servant”, Annie Marshall, and his children, Jessie, Clara and Agnes, in Leeds. His army service record stated that Annie was Harry’s “unmarried wife”.

Harry Reynolds enlisted at the age of 42 years and 10 month. During August 1916, he served with 200th and 158th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps and was finally transferred to 160th Company on 28 October. The 160th seems to have been responsible for guarding the prisoners at Stanhope prisoner of war camp, and also possibly Harperley camp. Harry was examined on 12 January 1919, just before being demobilised. The place of examination was recorded as being Stanhope.

Civil Parish: Stanhope Urban

Birth date: 1874

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 26 Albert Street, Leeds (1911 census)
23 Albert Street, off Meanwood Road, Leeds (1916 pension record)

Employment: General labourer (1911 census)
Hawker (army service record)

Family: Mother: Mary Anne Reynolds (army service record)
Children: Jessie Reynolds, Clara Reynolds, Agnes Reynolds (1911 census)
Servant: Annie Marshall (1911 census), “Unmarried wife” (army service record)

Military service:

Gordon Highlanders
Discharged 1899, time served

Royal Defence Corps
160 Protection Company
9 August 1916-29 March 1919

Gender: Male

Contributed by Durham County Record Office

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