Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 1887, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 28th July 1919; age: 32; at Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: P/4440.

Regiment: Military Police Corps, Military Foot Police.

Formerly Pte. 9917, 3rd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade.


Served in France 26th August 1914 – 21st October 1916.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   2, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Francis Symonds, 46, a Dock Labourer, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Harriet Symonds (nee Burton), 36, born St. Mary Stoke, Ipswich.

Francis Joseph Symonds, 17, a General Labourer, born St. Mary Elms, Ipswich.

Susannah Symonds, 15, a Domestic Servant – Day Girl, born Ipswich.

Frederick Leonard Symonds, 13, a General Labourer, born Ipswich.

Samuel Arthur Symonds, 11, born Ipswich.

Julia Symonds, 8, born Ipswich.

Joshua Symonds, 7, born Ipswich.

Albert Charles Symonds, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   85, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 13 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Francis, 56, a General Labourer.

Harriet, 49.

Francis, 27, a General Labourer.

Albert, 12.


1911   130, Alan Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 23 years old, a Railway Shunter, Ballast Train – G.E.Railways. He was living with his parents & brother.

Francis, 66, a Corporation Labourer.

Harriet, 61.

Francis, 37, a Driller – Engineering Work.


Edward’s brother, Joshua Symonds was KiA on the 15th September 1916, aged 32. He was a Lance Sergeant, service number S/9108, of the 9th battalion of The Rifle Brigade. Joshua is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

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  • Thankyou for such a complete record. The Ipswich War Memorial online sight is a treasure trove of family information. I have been able to connect with my ancestors because of this. I am a direct decendant of Edward and Joshua’s uncle.


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