Symons H W Captain 1st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Att Camel Corps

SYMONS, HERBERT WILLIAM, Capt., 1st Battn. King’s Own Yorkshire L.I. (attd. Camel Corps), yr. s. of the late Lieut.-Col. Herbert Charles Symons, formerly commanding King’s Own Yorkshire L.I., by his wife, Ada Clara (Brook- lands, Newport Pagnell, co. Bucks), dau. of Frederic Wells, of Oaklands, Chelmsford; b. Fulford, co. York, 17 Nov. 1884; educ. Uppingham; gazetted 2nd Lieut. to his father’s old regt. 13 Jan. 1904, joined at Aldershot, 15 Feb. following, and was promoted Lieut. 4 Sept. 1906, and Capt. 9 Sept. 1914. He was employed with the West African Frontier Force from 29 March, 1911, to 4 March, 1914, and was then attached to the Somaliland Camel Constabulary. He was killed in action at Shimber Berris, Somaliland, while serving with the Camel Corps, 19 Nov. 1914, and was buried at Little Bohotleh, Somaliland; unm. He had the Royal Humane Society’s testimonial for saving the life of a comrade in South Africa.

Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1