Albert Reynolds served in World War I and World War II.
According to his WWI Draft Registration, Albert Fowells Reynolds was born in Winnabow, Brunswick County, NC.
His registration in 1917 also shows he had served three years in the military with a rank of oiler, second class. His NC WWI Service Card shows his progression to machinist, first class.
Albert’s brother Solomon Creasy Reynolds also served in WWI. He was ordered to report for duty on August 8, 1918, serving with various units overseas from September 7, 1918, until July 9, 1919, then discharged on July 21, 1919. He was laid to rest in Wilmington National Cemetery after his death on April 1, 1958.
Source of photo: Findagrave
Albert’s Application for Military Headstone in Ancestry shows his Coast Guard service began in 1914 until 1943, retiring with the rank of chief machinist’s mate (CMM).
Albert passed away on February 11, 1968, in Winnabow, NC, at age 72. His death certificate indicates that he had been sick for a long time and that his death was due to natural causes. He had never married. His niece Betty Jane Clemmons applied for his military flat marker, shown below.
To view this or an earlier profile or snapshot at any time, click on the veteran’s name on the WWI Brunswick County Veteran list, which is also accessible by the blue button on the top right of the webpage.
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