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Ernest Symes was the son of the late Mr and Mrs J. Symes. He was the twin brother of Mr F. Symes, He was a former pupil of Dunkirk School, and had taught there for a while. He was due to be married.
Petty Officer Symes is remembered with honour at Chatham Naval Memorial, where his name appears on Panel No 39.2 and at the War Memorial at Dunkirk Church. He was one of sixteen men killed on 10 April when his ship was involved in the first battle of Narvik.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
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