William Albert Reynolds signature

On this day in 1918 William Albert Reynolds, a cigar maker, was conscripted in Vancouver. He was born in Deseronto on August 4th, 1887, the son of Norman Reynolds and Charlotte (née McNamara). By 1901 the family were living in British Columbia, and their address when William Albert was drafted was 1022 Seymour Street, Vancouver.

Reynolds joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the British Columbia Regiment with the regimental number 2020981. He was five feet two and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue-grey eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on March 11th, 1918 on the SS Metagama. He served in England with the 29th Battalion and returned to Canada in May 1919 and was demobilized on May 24th in Vancouver. He was back in Seymour Street in 1921 with his parents.

Reynolds died on January 13th, 1944.