Symonds, Reginald Cecil

Certificate: SYMONDS, REGINALD CECIL – courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Remembered with Honour at THE POZIERES MEMORIAL (france)  Private Reginald Cecil Symonds – Service No: 201915 of the 2nd/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment (Panel 40 and 41) who died on 31st March 1918 aged 28.  Son of Thomas and Sarah Symonds, of 1, Hut, Morcombelake, Bridport, Dorset.

Reginald Cecil Symonds was born in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset in January 1980.  He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Symonds.  In the 1981 Census his father’s occupation was ‘Agricultural Worker’. In the 1911 Census the family is living at Westhay Cottage, near Charmouth and Reginald is employed as a ‘carter on the farm’.  His father Thomas is employed as ‘shepherd on the farm’.  Reginald had five brothers and two sisters.  Reginald enlisted in Yeovil and became a Private in 2nd/5th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment.

Reginald was ‘killed in action’ on 31st March 1918, aged 28 in the battle of the Somme.

He is commemorated and ‘remembered with honour’ on the Poziere Memorial and also the Chideock War Memorial.

Medals awarded: Victory and British