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Symington, Kenneth William - TD DL
Rank : Colonel
Army Number : 31335
Unit : 5th Bn, 2/5th Bn
Educated at Rugby School, Ken Symington was commissioned 2Lt in The Leicestershire Regiment on 15.12.1924. He served in 5th Bn (TA) and was promoted Captain 30.10.1932. Served as 2IC 2/5th Bn in France and Belgium 1940. After a period at home (North Berwick, Scotland, and also was billetted for a time in Manchester Zoo), in 1942 he went to Ceylon and served on Mountbatten's staff in HQ SEAC. He was a keen sportsman, rugby football in the early days, golf and shooting latterly. He made 4 appearances for Leicester FC's 1st XV in 1928, and scored one try. Commanded the re-formed 5th Bn (TA) 1947-1950, and later served as a Colonel (TA). He was a Director of Symington's Soups. Appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Leicestershire on 20.12.1950. Died at home in 1963, aged 57 years. Brother of Captain S P Symington MC TD and of Lt N H Symington of the Regiment.
Date of Birth : 12.11.1905
Place of Birth : Market Harborough
Date of Death : 16.3.1963
Place of Death : Market Harborough
Civil Occupation : Symington's Soups
Period of Service : 1924-52
Conflicts : WW2
Places Served : UK, France, Belgium, Ceylon
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