Born: 1889, Melton, Suffolk.
Died: 19th May 1918; age 29; Died of Wounds – at 7th Staty Hospital, Boulogne from wound (Bomb) received in action. Served 1 year & 330 days.
Enlistment Details; Location: Ipswich, age 28 years & 8 months; Occupation: Baker; Address: 168, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number; M/347431
Regiment: Army Service Corps attached to 150th Anti-Aircraft Section.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery,
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Ida Minnie Symonds, of 38, Ruskin, Ipswich.
1891 The Street, Melton, Suffolk.
Frederick was 2 years old and living with his parents & brother.
Jesse Symonds, 32, a Saddler, born Badingham, Suffolk.
Ellen Symonds (nee Hunting), 25, born Walton cum Felixstowe, Suffolk.
William James Symonds, 3, born Melton.
1901 East End, Earith, Huntingdonshire.
Frederick was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Jesse, 42, a Saddler – own account.
Arthur Edward Symonds, 9, born Melton.
Nelly Eliza Symonds, 6, born Earith, Huntingdonshire.
Ernest Henry Symonds, 4, born Earith.
Percy George Symonds, 2, born Earith.
1911 Scheregate, Sir Isaac’s Walk, Colchester, Essex.
Frederick was 22 years old, a Baker. He was living with his employer, 44 year old, Baker & Confectioner, George Walter Horsley.
In 1914, Colchester, Essex, Frederick married, Ida Minnie Boutell, born 1890, Lexdon, Essex.
Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial on the Green at Bluntisham cum Earith, Huntingdonshire.
Frederick’s brother Ernest Henry Symonds also fell: aged 21, an Acting Bombardier, 25011, of the 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. KiA 30th October 1917 – buried VIII.D.9. Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Ernest was awarded the M.M. in 1917.
Frederick is also remembered on ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.