NameClaude Frederick William SYMONDSON , 2C2R
Birth1882, Holloway, Middlesex
Death24 Apr 1953
OccupationChauffer
FatherClaude William SYMONDSON (1862-1931)
MotherMary Ann OUGHTON (1861-1920)
Spouses
Birth28 Feb 1885, Royal Barracks, Dublin
Death1955
Marriage28 Aug 1909, St. Georges, Tuffnell Park, Islington
ChildrenClaude Albert B. (1911-1981)
 Kenneth P. (1918-1918)
 (Private)
Notes for Claude Frederick William SYMONDSON
In the July to September 1882 birth index Claud [as spelled] Frederick W Symondson, Islington, London, volume 1b, page 253

Attestation papers Short Service (Cavalry of the Line) September 26, 1899, London
21st Lancers [16th Lancers crossed out]
Regimental Number 4462 Charles Howard [This crossed out and replaced with Claude Frederick Symondson, his actual name is very clearly added on the first page as well] [On the the second page C.F.W. Symondson replaces Charles Howard]
Name Charles Howard
born Balham Surrey, age 19 years 3 months [his actual age is 17, perhaps this is the reason for the alias]
trade carpenter
for the term of 12 years,7 years army service and 5 years army reserve
apparent age 19 years
height 5 fett 7.5 inches
weight 132 pounds
complexion fair, eyes blue grey, hair light brown
Joined at Canterbury November 9, 1899
Transferred from 16th to 21st Lancers as Private July 28, 1900
Appointed Lance Corporal March 8, 1903
Appointed paid Lance Corporal September 24, 1904
Promoted Corporal October 23, 1906
appointed Lance Sergeant December 6, 1906’Army Reserve transferred the experation of the period of armys service Lance Sergeant September 25, 1907
Discharged [served his term] Lance Sergeant September 25, 1911
total service 12 years
Certificates of Education 2nd Class Dublin October 17, 1903
Passed classes of Instruction - Assistant Instructor Pioneer duties school, Mil: Chatham, November 1906
no campaigns or injuries or medals
next of Kin - nil

parish records St Georges Church, Tuffnell Park, Islington, London
August 28, 1909
Claude Frederick William Symondson, 27, Bachelor, Chauffer, Tetworth Ascot, Berks, father Claude William Symondson, Barristers clerk
Emma Elizabeth Vause, 24, Spinster, 87 Tabley Road, father Charles Henry Vause (deceased), soldier
in the presence of Wm. Oughton, E. H. Betteridge, Jessie C. Green, A. H. Symondson
[A.H. Symondson is probably Claude’s brother]

in the 1911 census Tetworth Ascot, Windsor, Berkshire county, Egham subdistrict, Sunninghill parish.
Claude Symondson, aqe 28, domestic chauffeur, born Holloway, London.
Wife Emma Symondson, married 1 year, age 26, born Royal Barracks Dublin.

Medal Card
Claude Frederick William Symondson Reg (Territorial Forces) Royal Army Medical Corps. No. 1953, S. M. 3/1 Lancs. Hussars , H/251420

In the United Grand Lodge of Freemason Membership Registers
West Lancashire Century Lodge
Claude Frederick William Symondson, age 34, residence Blackpool, Engineer, initiated February 19, 1917, passing March 19, 1917, raised May 21, 1917, certificate July 12, 1917
[This seems to be a match, the same name, age and he was with the Lancashire Hussars (Teritorial Forces) at the time. Not sure about the profession.]

In the April to June 1953 death index Claude F. W. Symondson, age 70, Uxbridge district, Middlesex, volume 5f, page 133.

National Probate Calendar
Claude Frederick William Symondson of 8 Queens-road Hayes Middlesex died 24 April 1953 Administration London 22 May 1953 to Emma Elizabeth Symondson widow. Effects 28 pounds 18 shillings 7 pence.
Notes for Emma Elizabeth (Spouse 1)
In the 1901 census in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum, Wandsworth, London, St Mary Magdalene Upper Tooting parish, off Wandsworth.
Emma Vause, Fatherless Daughters of Sailors, Soldiers and Marines (Soldier), age 16, where born not known.

In the January to March 1977 death index, Emma Elizabeth Symondson, born February 28 1885, died Hillingdon district, Greater London, volume 13, page 0786.
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