Florida Fallen Stories

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William Henry Reynolds

Seaman. Born January 19, 1897, one of seven children of Thomas Abel Reynolds (1867-1939), a Georgia-born sawmill worker. His two older brothers, Arley Rance Reynolds (1887-1955) and Hassie C. Reynolds (1894-1967), both served in the 329th Infantry in France during 1918-19, while his younger brother, Burtle Reynolds (1898-1971), a merchant seaman based in Jacksonville, enlisted in the Army at Camp Blanding, Florida, in October 1942. William Henry Reynolds joined the U.S. Coast Guard at Key West on July 16, 1917. Next of kin: Mrs. Aurelia Stone Reynolds (mother), Sanderson, Baker County, Florida. (USCG Service Card; Veterans Administration Master Index)



William Henry Reynolds was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.