Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Douglas Glen Reynolds

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Douglas Glen Reynolds

April 15, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/38692

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

June 20, 1923
Windsor, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 18, 1942
Windsor, Ontario

Son of Arthur Thomas and Gertie Edna Reynolds (1956 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Chatham, Ontario.

Brother of Warrant Officer Class II Arthur Mac Reynolds who went missing in action on January 31, 1943 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Flying Officer Hugh Gordon Reynolds died on January 16, 1943 while serving the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 426 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA MEMORIAL
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 3. Column 4.

Location:

The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa. Overlooking the northern branch of the Twin Falls of the Rideau River, it commands a panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond. The Memorial commemorates those of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United States of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves. The main feature of the Ottawa Memorial is a sculptured terrestrial globe in bronze, 3 metres in diameter, on a base formed by three bronze beavers rising from the centre of an ornamental pool. The globe, of open lattice-work corresponding to the lines of latitude and longitude, on which the land masses are super imposed in low relief, is crowned by the Air Forces emblem of a bronze eagle with outspread wings. Two curved screen walls faced in limestone, bearing cast bronze panels on which the names appear, face inwards towards the globe. They are placed slightly off centre to allow a clear view through the Ottawa Memorial from the central steps on Sussex Drive and from the wide pathway. Two Air Force crest exist in the paving between the screen walls. A dedicatory inscription, in English on one screen wall and in French on the other, is incised in the stonework between the bronze name panels, which reads as follows:
1939 - 1945
In honoured memory of the men and women of the air forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives in Canada, in the United States of America and neighbouring lands and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Gertrude Edna Reynolds– Mrs. Gertrude Edna Reynolds of Chatham, Ontario, was the 1956 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. During the national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa on November 11, 1956 she laid a wreath at the base of the National War Memorial on behalf of all mothers who have lost a child in military service to Canada.
  • Photo of Douglas Glen Reynolds
  • Photo of DOUGLAS GLEN REYNOLDS– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Group photo– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of DOUGLAS GLEN REYNOLDS– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Notification of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Group photo– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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