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Frederick Charles SYMES

Regimental number6620
Place of birthRomsey, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressGnowangerup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Symes, Gatehouse, Romsey, Hampshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 December 1916, and marched into 4th training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; taken on strength, 16th Bn, in the field, 13 February 1917.

Reported missing in action, 11 April 1917.

Subsequently reported prisoner of war, captured at Reincourt (wounded left leg, broken).

Repatriated to England, 15 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cape Verde', 5 January 1920; disembarked Fremantle, 16 February 1920; discharged, Perth, 25 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 December 1963
SourcesNAA: B2455, SYMES Frederick Charles

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