6th Battalion, Royal Berks
1st July 1916

Gallery - Soldiers of the 6th Berks - Albert Edward Syms


Albert Edward Syms (c. 1895 - 1st July, 1916)

Very little is known about Albert Syms. His father was a painter and decorator by trade and it is thought that Albert took over the business upon his father's death in 1913. If this involved the employment of others then his rank of Lance Corporal is explained, as in most units of the hastily assembled Kitchener Battalions qualification for appointment to NCO depended almost entirely on having such experience in civilian life.


Albert Syms was killed on 1st July, 1916.

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