James Henry Reynolds VC
Name: James Henry Reynolds
Conflict: Zulu War
Gazetted: June 17, 1879
Place/date of birth: Kingsdown (now Dun Laoghaire), Co Dublin, Ireland/February 3, 1844
Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Surgeon-Major (Lieutenant-Colonel)
Date of bravery: January 22-23, 1879
London Gazette citation:
Surgeon-Major James Henry Reynolds, Army Medical Department
For the conspicuous bravery, during the attack at Rorke’s Drift, on the 22nd and 23rd January, 1879, which he exhibited in his constant attention to the wounded under fire, and in his voluntarily conveying ammunition from the store to the defenders of the Hospital, whereby he exposed himself to a cross-fire from the enemy both in going and returning.
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Other decorations: N/A
Place/date of death: Victoria, London/March 4, 1932
Grave/memorials: Headstone, St Mary’s Cemetery, Kensal Rise, London
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2022
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum