Stephen Alfred Symons 1916 - 1941   Photo from Margaret Balsom    P dansk      Updated:  09 SEP 2012

Sergeant Stephen Alfred Symons
was the Pilot of Hudson AM523.

This Hudson was not the one that crashed at
Faartoft where a Monument was erected
to all of the crew.

The Loss of Lives meant that airmen were
torn out of their families who still miss them.

This photo from his niece Margaret Balsom
was taken on his last leave before he crashed
on 20 October 1941.

Margaret Balsom just added "A few more personal details: Stephen was born with his twin sister Alys Jessie to Stephen and Alice (ne Slack ) on 17th June 1916 at 16 River View, Enfield, Middlesex  where the family continued to live. He married Ruby on 7th September 1940 and they had no children.

His elder siblings were Leonard Mortimer Symons
who died aged 18 in a swimming accident,  Doris
Mary born 16th November 1909 died April 1996
and George Edward Victor (Vic). 

See S.A. Symons * G.E.V. Symons * Family
Telegram * About Vic * Vic's log book March 1945
Vic discharged 1946


Vic served in the Fire Service at the beginning of the war but immediately joined up with RAF after his brother was killed.
He survived the war and emigrated to New Zealand 10 years later. His son, also named Stephen Symons
after his uncle is The Town Crier in Christchurch, New Zealand and is a passionate historian."  See Photo of George Edward Victor Symons.