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William SYMONS

Regimental number5630
Place of birthTruro, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5'7.25"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Symons, Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsvilee, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameTunnelling Companies, October 1916, Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Discharge date6 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Thermistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 6 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death8 September 1929
Place of burialGordonvale Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SYMONS William

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