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Jack Evill SYMINGTON

Regimental number2720
Place of birthMaitland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressMayfield, Waratah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Symington, Mayfield, Waratah, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in guiding men into position under heavy shell fire. Although wounded himself, he, single handed, attacked four of the enemy, killing them with his revolver, when he was wounded a second time and put out of action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: [2719] Lt William Albert SYMINGTON, 4nd Bn, killed in action, 18 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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