|Place of birth||Parramatta, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Marsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, A Symonds, Marsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Casula, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/36/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||19th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Durrington Cemetery (Grave No. 254), Wiltshire, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Arthur and Elizabeth Ann SYMONDS, Marsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales|
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Sydney, 5 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 31 August 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 October 1916. Taken on strength, 19th Bn, 17 November 1916.
Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 July 1917 (trench feet); transferred by ambulance train to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 January 1917. Transferred to England, 11 January 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 13 January 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 February 1917. Discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 March 1917. Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 2 June 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 20 June 1917; discharged, 5 July 1917; total treatment for venereal disease: 16 days.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 11 August 1917 (debility); died of disease (acute rheumatism), 2 September 1917.
Lt Percy D. Jones, 5th Training Bn, reported, 15 September 1917: 'Pte Symonds was in my Company in France and it is with deepest sympathy I make these few remarks, as he always proved to be such a good living and conscientious lad, and his loss to the Regiment will be felt very keenly by those who knew him. On Friday last I visited him in the Hospital, and on asking him if he was quite comfortable he replied that he was and appeared to be quite bright. The funeral was carried out with full Military Honours, the mourners being 20 men from his Company.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: , SYMONDS Arthur|