The son of Stanley Vernon and Jessie Kate (Uridge) Symondson, Trumpeter Francis Stanley Symondson, from the Honourable Artillery Company, was promoted to Second Lieutenant on 18 March 1915. After he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, he scored thirteen victories in Italy flying the Sopwith Camel with 66 Squadron in 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Francis Stanley Symondson, Yeo. and R.A.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In two months he destroyed five enemy machines and one enemy kite balloon.