Born: 28th September 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 27th August 1945; age: 27; KiA.

Residence: 9, Upland Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 139083.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.


Body exhumed, identified and reburied 27th June 1947 at Cologne Southern Cemetery.

Grave Reference:


Cologne Southern Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Victor Percy & Kate Beatrice Symonds; husband of Doris Marie Symonds, of Twickenham, Middlesex.


Father: Victor Percy Symonds, born 1885, Ipswich – died 31st December 1917; age 32, drowned at sea onboard (SS)  H.T. ‘ARGON.’ Victor was ranked a Gunner, 631788, for the Royal Field Artillery, 874th Trench Mortar Battery, T.F. Laid to rest at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Mother: Kate Beatrice Symonds (nee Ditcham), born September 1885, Ipswich.



Douglas was living with his widowed mother & brother at their family home – 9, Upland Road, Ipswich.

Kate, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Humphrey James Symonds, an Air Compressor Engineer, born June 1916, Ipswich.


In 1941, Brentford, Middlesex, Douglas married Doris Marie Burgess, a Canteen Worker, born November 1914, Lambeth, London – daughter of Robert William Burgess, a tram conductor for London Passenger Transport Board, and Emily Burgess (nee Terry), of 49, Dulwich Grove, Camberwell.


Probate to Humphery James Symonds – brother.

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