CWG: Private George Symons

Private George Symons

George Symons was born in 1895 to Charles and Rosa Symons. He was the third of five sons.

Charles worked as a carter on a farm, and his son became a cowman as soon as he could leave school.

Military records for George Symons are pretty sparse. From his gravestone we know he joined the Somerset Light Infantry; the army’s register of soldier’s effects confirm that he died in a military hospital on home soil; £23 7s 11d went to his father.

It can be assumed, therefore, that Private Symons served on the Western Front (where the Somerset LI was), was injured and brought home for treatment or rehabilitation. He passed on 23rd June 1918, aged 23 years old.

Private George Symons lies at rest in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels in Milverton.

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