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Noel Herbert SYME

Regimental number1501
Place of birthLinton, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrand Hotel, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, G F Syme, Grand Hotel, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAS A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll'K' Supply Column
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Francis Ebenezer and Christina SYME
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 20 March 1915 (influenza); discharged with Shore Details, 7 April 1915; rejoined unit, 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Gallipoli, 25 June 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 27 August 1915 (influenza); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 1 September 1915 (ectopia titis); transferred to General Hospital, Gibraltar, 15 October 1915; to England, 1 November 1915 (debility), and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 6 November 1915.

Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 16 July 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Field Ambulance, 3 August 1916; appointed Sergeant, Mechanical Transport, 14 August 1916.

Transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Supply Column, 23 December 1916, and attached to 2nd field Ambulance.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 4 February 1917 (influenza), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 3 February 1917; discharged to duty, 14 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 10 May 1917 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 10 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SYME Noel Herbert

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