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Charles Willie SYMONS

Regimental number2256
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
SchoolMackay State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLinotypist
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ellen Symons, Springfield, North Side, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1917
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialDerry House Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 3), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary Ellen SYMONS, Springfield, Mackay, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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