World War II (1939-1945)

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Symington, James Alexander

Captain, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1 Canadian Line of Communication Signals

Captain James Alexander SymingtonDied May 6, 1945

Mentioned in The Mitre (December 1934) on page 22, “The Championship Team” by W. J. Belford. Received an Intermediate Award and Crest in Rugby. “Jimmy” Symington was Club Champion of the Badminton team in 1935 (The Quad, 1935, p.61; 1936, n.p.). Described as a “first-class school bat” for the Bishop’s Cricket team (The Quad, 1935, p.61). Played on the Junior Rugby team in 1935 (The Quad, 1935, p.57).

J. D. Symington, M. ’34, was reported killed in action on May [sic]. His rise in the army had been steady since his C.O.T.C. days and he had attained the rank of Captain. He had been in Europe since the first day of the invasion and was killed the day before the German surrender.

The Mitre (1945, “Deaths”, p.38)

Burial Information:

Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Holten, Overjissel, Netherlands

Grave reference XI. C. 15.


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