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"SYMONDS, Jermyn d’Arcy Travers (SINGAPORE) Assistant Superintendent of Police, Straits Settlements and Lieutenant (late 16th Lancers), Army Reserve; born October 20, 1855, son of late General German Charles Simmons, Royal Marines. Educated Royal Naval school, at New Cross; Victoria College, Jersey. Join 5th Royal Irish Lancers, 1876; volunteered to 17th D.C.O. Lancers in 1879 [age 27], for service in Zululand; took part in actions at Erzangayan and Ulundi; volunteered for service to ninth Lancers, in Afghanistan, 1880; services in India, 1880 - 85; commission to 16th Queens Lancers, March, 1887; in command Civil armed police on West Coast of Africa, 1890; invalided home and resigned appointment, 1891; appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police, Straits Settlements by Secretary of State, May 23rd, 1891. Decorations: Zulu Medal, 1879, with class. Address: Singapore, Straits Settlements.

NOTE: His mother¸Susan Campbell Kennedy was born circa 1830 in Ireland.2 She was the daughter of John Campbell Kennedy. Susan Campbell Kennedy married Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI, son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi, on 26 September 1850 in Belfast. Susan Campbell Kennedy died say 1874."
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Having little luck , here's another that is supposed to have been in the Zulu War but he also isnt on any of
the Cavalry Rolls !!!! .
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The only Symonds in the 17th Rolls is Lance Sgt D.A.Symonds 2251 Medal with 1879 Clasp but I doubt this is your man Littlehand .
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PostSubject: Re: Symonds Jermyn d'Arcy Travers   Symonds Jermyn d'Arcy Travers EmptySat Apr 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Hi All

I cannot even find him listed in Hart's Army List for 1880 Suspect Suspect Suspect

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"Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds1
M, b. December 1855, d. 16 February 1933

Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending December 1855 in the Alverstoke, Hampshire registration district.3 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy. Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds married Beatrice Mary Ledsam, daughter of William Ledsam and Merelina Victoria Gordon, in October 1889 in Hampstead, London. Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds appeared in the 1891 census at St. Helier, Jersey. He is listed as a lieutenant in the 16th Queen's Lancers. He and his wife appear to be visiting his father at the time. He died on 16 February 1933 in Lincolnshire at the age of 77. The notice of his death describes him as late Straits Settlements Police and one time 16th Queen's Lancers.
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Captain D'Arcy Symonds, Superintendent of Police, and Commandant of Malacca, comes from a family which has for man}7 generations been associated with the services. He is a son of the late General Symonds, a cousin of the late Admiral Sir Thomas Symonds, K.C.B. (late Admiral of the Fleet), and was born on October 20, 1855, at Southsea. He wras educated at the Royal Navy School, New Cross, and at Victoria College, Jersey. In 1876 Captain D'Arcy Symonds joined the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, and in 1879 volunteered for service with the 17th Lancers in the Zulu War. He took part in the cavalry action at the battles of Erzenguyan and Ulundi, and received the medal and clasp. Subsequently he transferred to the 9th Lancers for service in the Afghan War, and served in India from 1880 till 1885. Two years later he received a commission in the 16th Lancers, and in 1887, was placed on the reserve list. He was then appointed to command the Gold Coast Civil Police, but resigned in 1890 upon being invalided home. He was appointed by the Secretary of State Assistant Superintendent of Police for Pinang in May, 1891. Captain D'Arcy Symonds is also Superintendent of the Fire Brigade, Coroner for the town of Malacca, and a Justice of the Peace.

I have found him agree

Listed on the Medal Roll as Lance Sergeant D.A. Symonds 17th Lancers as 90th pointed out.

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