Symons, Geoffrey Norman


War Service:
Second Lieutenant GEOFFREY NORMAN SYMONS of 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery was killed in action on 27 May 1940 near Bethune. The area was the scene of a number of hard fought rearguard actions as the British Expeditionary Force fell back towards Dunkirk. The Times of 29 July 1940 reported that he was missing and his death was confirmed in a report in the edition of 2 July 1941.

He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery near

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial to the 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

He was 20 years old, the son of Norman and Nora Symons, of Limpsfield, Surrey. His brother John was killed in action in 1943 while serving with the RAFVR.


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