|1. Memorial:||Bandon Hill Cemetery||A. 57.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.133|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||61A GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Early Life :VICTOR OLIVER REYNOLDS was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 1892. His Father Acton Reynolds was a journeyman butcher. By 1901, the Reynolds family were living at 22 Castle St, Reading. Victor had two sisters, Cordelia and Dora, and one brother Charles.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 24th Squadron, (Kenley)|
|Action : Accident|
Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.
He was accidentally killed while flying on the 12th July 1920 with A.C.2 P Braithwaite at Kenley Aerodrome Croydon. D. H. 9a F1646 took off on a test flight. At about 100 feet the pilot started to turn, but he applied too much rudder control and the machine swung to the right. At 150 feet the pilot throttled the engine back, and aircfaft went into a flat spin and fell between two sheds and burst into flames. The inquest held on 14 July 1920 returned a verdict of 'accidental death'
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Maguncor No. 3806 E.C.||London|
29th October 1917
26th November 1917
5th February 1918
He was a member of MAGUNCOR a lodge established in September 1917 and largely drawn on members of the Machine Gun Corps as founder members and initiates. It was established in Grantham, at the time the HQ of the Machine Gun Corps. It would seem likely that REYNOLDS joined the lodge while he was at the Officers School at nearby Grantham, and given his service with the Machine Gun Corps it would seem a logical choice. The lodge name MAGUNCOR takes its origins from the telegraphic address of the Corps. Its records show how the popularity of Freemasonry increased during the war. From its consecration in September 1917 to October 1918 it had 132 members of which 72 were initiates and 48 were joining members - a very busy lodge indeed!
Discrepancies (Require checks, clarity or further research) :
Note: "The Times" 13th July, 1920, reports this accident with the name Captain OSWALD Victor Reynolds
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley