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William Edwin SYMONDS

Regimental number2753
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
SchoolCanonmills, Edinburgh, Scotland
Other trainingBotany, Edinburgh Botanical Gardens
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Symonds, 14 West Claremont Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 June 1919
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 4), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2749 Pte James Dempster SYMONDS, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 June 1919.

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