SYMONDS, Frederick Charles

No.235082, Corporal, Frederick Charles SYMONDS
Aged 23

8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
formerly 7033 1st/1st Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in Action on Tuesday, 8th October 1918

Frederick Charles SYMONDS was born in Stow cum Quy in 1895 (Chesterton Q4-1895 3B:438), son of Samuel Thomas and Kezia SYMONDS (née STARLING).

1901 census...Aged 5, he was at Railway Station, Stow cum Quy with his father Samuel SYMONDS [36] railway platelayer; his mother Kezia [35]; sisters Marian E [12], Clara F [10] and Lydia K [6]; brother Benjamin H [8]. All except Frederick were born in Teversham.

1911 census...Aged 15, a farm labourer, he was at Main Street, Stow cum Quy with his parents and brother Benjamin Walter (carpenter's labourer).

CWGC have his parents at 5 Pretoria Cottages, Ditton Walk, Cambridge

He enlisted in Cambridge.
Battalion War Diary:-
Trenches - 8th October 1918 - Btn moved to SLATE COPSE.Btn HQ M.22.c.15.70. Btn moved to PELU WOOD after which the Btn advanced through the 112 Bde (at 17:30) and took up a line
R Front Coy N.16.b.10.80 to N.11.c.30.85; L Frotn Coy N.11.c.30.85 to N.11.a.05.45. Support Coy N.10.a.20.45 to N.10.c.70.10. Reserve Coy N.9.c.95.70 to N.9.b.00.30 Btn HQ N.9.c.65.70
Casualties 8 O.R. killed and wounded 24 O.R. 2 Lts Berry and Hall

photo: Rodney Gibson

Frederick Symonds is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois memorial, panel 4

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