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Ernest SYMES

Regimental number2885
Place of birthMargate Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWynyard, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Peter Symes, Calder, Tasmania
Previous military service91st Infantry
Enlistment date14 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance
Date of death28 November 1989

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