|Son of Mr Arthur & Mrs Susan Traynar
Husband of Sophia Kate Traynar
Aged 27 years
Died 1st July 1917
Commemorated at Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave I. L.39.
|Born at Rushden.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 13 July 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier's Death - Private Reginald T Traynar Killed by Shrapnel
We deeply regret to report that Mr and Mrs A W Traynar of 76 Washbrook-road, Rushden, have suffered bereavement by the death in action on the Western front of their second son, 70096, Pte Reginald T Traynar, of the Sherwood Foresters.
The sad news arrived last Sunday morning, when the deceased soldier's wife received a letter from J Jarrott, who wrote on behalf of the section as follows: "Dear Mrs Traynar, - It is with regret we have to inform you of the death of your husband, Pte R T Traynar, on the night of June 30th. He was killed by flying shrapnel from a shell, and suffered no pain. We were coming out of the trenches for a well-earned rest when he was hit. I and another of his pals were by his side when he fell. He was greatly admired by all who knew him. The section to which he belonged greatly miss him, and they wish to express to you their heartfelt sympathy for you in your sad bereavement."
Much sympathy is felt locally with his parents and widow in their grievous loss. The deceased soldier was 27 years of age, and was called up as a Derby volunteer on March 21st, 1916. He had been in France twelve months prior to the date on which he made the great sacrifice. Before joining the colours he had worked for the C.W.S. boot works, Rushden, for 13 years, and was greatly esteemed and respected by his fellow workers.
Mr and Mrs Traynar have another son serving in His Majesty's forces - Bomber Hubert Traynar, of the R.G.A., who also is in France, where he has been with his battery since last October. He enlisted on October 11th 1915. Up to the present he has come through unscathed.
|Kettering Leader, 13th July 1917, transcribed by John Collins.
Hit by Shrapnel - Rushden Co-operator Killed When Leaving the Trenches
We regret to record the death, in action, of Pte. Reginald T. Traynar, 70096, Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr. A. W. Traynar, of 76, Washbrook-road, Rushden. The deceased soldier joined up on March21st, 1916, and had been in France for 12 months. He was 27 years of age, and formerly was employed at the C.W.S. factory, Rushden. He has another brother in France serving in the R.G.A. His wife received the following letter: “It is with regret we have to inform you of the death of your husband on the night of the 30th ult. He was killed by flying shrapnel. He suffered no pain. We were coming out of the trenches for a well-earned rest when he, and another of his pals, was hit. I was by his side when he fell. He was greatly admired by all who knew him, and the section greatly miss him. They wish me to express to you their heartfelt sympathy.”
|The Rushden Echo Friday 21 September 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Military Tribunal
...Cases Referred to the Central Medical Board
Arthur George Warner Traynar (30, married Class A) asked for a little time as one brother had recently been killed and the only other brother was in France. Mr Wilson, solicitor, supported the appeal. - October 31st (final).
|The Wellingborough News Friday 28 June 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates
In loving memory of Pte REGINALD T TRAYNAR, 16th Sherwood Foresters (the beloved husband of Sophia Kate Traynar), killed in action in France, 1st July 1917, age 27 years.
No one knows the silent heartache,
Only those can tell
Who have lost their loved and dearest,
Without saying one farewell.