NameSydney Norman SYMONDSON , 2C1R
Death19 Jul 1941, Dunkirk, France
FatherHenry Norman SYMONDSON (1890-1961)
MotherDora Gwendoline READ (1893-1975)
Notes for Sydney Norman SYMONDSON
In the January to March 1922 birth index, Sydney N. Symondson, mother’s maiden name Read, Hampstead district, Greater London, volume 1a, page 943

A probable entry in
Sergeant Sidney Norman Symondson
Birth unknown
Death July 19, 1941
Note Sergeant (W. Op./Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age unknown
Burial Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Dunkirk (Dunquerque), Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France
Plot 2 Row 2 Coll. grave 4-5

The War Graves Photographic Project indicates he was with 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force, died July 19, 1941.

DescriptionThree: Sergeant S. N. Symondson, No. 15 (Oxford’s Own) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Regimental Number 1160231

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal, together with named transmission slip and card box of issue addressed to father at Harrow, Middlesex, nearly extremely fine (3) £120-150

Sidney Norman Symondson
was killed in action whilst on a bombing operation to Lille on 19 July 1941 in a Stirling, when his plane was hit by flak while trying to bomb a secondary target at Dunkerque. The port inner engine caught fire and shortly afterwards the bomber dived vertically into the ground at Killem, 2km. S.W. of Hondschoote, France. Six members of the crew, including Symondson were killed and two others taken prisoner of war. Sergeant Symondson is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France.
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