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Aubury William John SYMONS

Regimental number2912
Place of birthNoradjuha, Victoria
SchoolNoradjuha State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCurrie, King Island, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John James Sumons, Currie, King Island, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 January 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Aubrey William
Place of death or woundingCairo, Egypt
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCairo War Memoral Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 266), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Wando Vale State School Honor Roll, Victoria. Parents: John J. and Janet SYMONS, Dunraven, King Island, Tasmania
Family/military connections3 cousins: Earnest Hillman, John King, Victor Hope, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Egypt

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

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