Born: 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 7th June 1944; age: 27. during day 2 of D-Day.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5772011.

Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


La Delivrande War Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Samuel & Ellen Kate Symonds, of 30, Hossack Road, Ipswich; husband of Dorothy Symonds, of Wimbledon, Surrey.


Father: Samuel Symonds, born February 1888, Ipswich. A General Wharf Labourer.

Mother: Ellen Kate Symonds (nee Maplestone), born September 1892, Ipswich.


In 1943, Wimbledon, Surrey, Samuel married Dorothy Mary Phillips, born November 1924, Wimbledon, of 41, Toynbee Road, Wimbledon. A Laundry Hand.


Royal Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion
The battalion landed on Red Queen Beach the left flank of Sword Beach fighting there way inland.

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