Born: 1917, Ipswich.
Died: 7th June 1944; age: 27. during day 2 of D-Day.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5772011.
Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.
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.