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Thomas John SYMES

Regimental number1352
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationDriver
AddressView Street, Unley Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Martha Jane Symes, View Street, Unley Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 1 June 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Sinai, Egypt
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 14), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Andrew and Martha Jane SYMES, Orroroo, South Australia. Native of Unley Park, South Australia
Family/military connections2 cousins: Lt Burford and Pte R.E. Burford of Jamestown, SA; 2 brothers and a cousin returned.

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