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Gerald Ellis Reynolds RAF Lt. P.P.C.L.I.

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Hello All, The about man was from Rutherford, NJ, USA and enlisted in the Canada Flying Corps during WWI. He transferred to the RAF and is listed in the British Book of Remembrance for WWI. Can anyone provide any additional info about him? What does P.P.C.L.I. stand for? Thanks.

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PPCLI - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Reynolds was with 102 Squadron, RAF, when he died (27 June 1918). He had previously been wounded (1916)

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15 minutes ago, Paul C said:

Hello All, The about man was from Rutherford, NJ, USA and enlisted in the Canada Flying Corps during WWI. He transferred to the RAF and is listed in the British Book of Remembrance for WWI. Can anyone provide any additional info about him? What does P.P.C.L.I. stand for? Thanks.

 

P.P.C.L.I. stands for "PRINCES PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY"

Mike

Here are his enlistment documents......

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=598772

Mike

 

 

Edited by QSAMIKE

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Original overseas unit 5th University Company. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in the field June 9, 1916. Wounded September 15, 1916. Struck off strength September 23, 1916. Subsequently became a Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force. 

http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=79426

 

And you've probably go this by now, from C.  War Graves.

Lieutenant

Date of Death: 27/06/1918
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 
and 102nd Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Cemetery: PONT-REMY BRITISH CEMETERY
 
Additional Information:
Son of Charles S. and J. Ernestine Reynolds, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Previously wounded Sept., 1916.
 
So, born in Montreal, parents reident there, presumably working ? - 'Insurance' in NJ, then at school in Victoria - with the 5th University Comopany, which was one of the training companies at Cdn universities.  He might be in the University of British Columbia Roll of Honour.  Try this link: https://www.ubc.ca/ubc-remembers/student-soldiers-remembered.html
 
Edited by peter monahan

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He gave his NOK address as 26 East Newell Ave., Rutherford when in the RAF so that'll be where you got the US address. 

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