|Place of birth||Romsey, England|
|Address||Gnowangerup, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, George Symes, Gatehouse, Romsey, Hampshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance|
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 death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SYMES Frederick Charles|