DOUGLAS JOHN CHARLES SYMONDS

Born: 28th September 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 27th August 1945; age: 27. (reported as killed in action)

Residence: 9, Upland Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 139083.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.

 

Grave Reference:

6.F.8.

Cologne Southern Cemetery,

Germany.

 

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’ .

Rank: Gunner, 631788, of the Royal Field Artillery, 874th Trench Mortar Battery, T.F. Victor was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

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

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

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, born November 1914, Lambeth, London, of 49, Dulwich Grove, Camberwell. A Canteen Worker.

 

Probate to Humphery James Symonds – brother.

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