Guardsman James Boyle Curran Reynolds DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal

Service Number 24539305


Campaign:

Falkland Islands


Died:

14.6.1982

2SG
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.’

Memorial(s):

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

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