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Jack Therman SYMONDS

Regimental number3559
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Sweeting, Leek Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Therman spelt Sherman
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 27 September, 1918, near Ronssoy, a heavy hostile barrage was put down on the road in rear of the batteries. Direct hits occurred on teams; many drivers were wounded, waggons overturned, and animals stampeded. He immediately assisted in removing the wounded, cleared the road of dead horses, and reorganized the traffic.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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