Guardsman James Boyle Curran Reynolds DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal

Service Number 24539305


Falkland Islands



Aged 19
KIA Battle of Mount Tumbledown
On the night of 13th/14th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards attacked well entrenched enemy positions on the craggy ridge feature of Tumbledown Mountain, seven kilometres to the west of Port Stanley.
During the attack, Guardsman Reynold’s Platoon came under fire from a group of enemy snipers. His Platoon Sergeant was killed instantly. A confused situation developed and his Section became separated. Guardsman Reynolds immediately took command. Having located the enemy snipers he silenced several of them himself.
That done and showing a complete disregard for his own safety, he moved forward to render first aid to a wounded comrade. He himself was wounded in the hand by enemy sniper fire, but continued to aid his colleague. Whilst doing so, he was killed by enemy mortar fire.’


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Falkland islands Mt Tumbledown, Falkland islands Mount Tumbledown Memorial Falkland Islands
James Reynolds 14-6-1982 View
England Blackpool Cenotaph North Promenade Blackpool Blackpool Lancashire FY1 1RE Blackpool Memorial to 2nd Battalion Scots Guards Falkland Islands
James Reynolds 14-6-1982 View
Scotland On opposite side of Loch Shin to Lairg down Sallachy Road off A839 to end of public road by Sallachy House. Then about ¼ mile down private track memorial on the right in fenced compound. Sallachy Road Lairg Sutherland Highland IV27 4EF Loch Shin Memorial to Guardsman James Reynolds DCM Falkland Islands
James Reynolds 14-6-1982 View
Falkland Islands Port Stanley, Falkland Islands Liberation of the Falklands War Memorial Falkland Islands
James Reynolds 14-6-1982 View

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