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Joseph Arthur SYMONS

Regimental number2447
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationWool classer
AddressKurnell, Dunmore Street, Bexley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Symons, Kurnell, Dunmore Street, Bexley, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date10 August 1919 - Sydney, New South Wales
Other detailsWas wounded just before the end of the war when he lost his right eye and suffered gun shot wounds to his left arm. Remained in hospital in England for some time after the war ended, returning to Australia on the hospital ship "Wandilla" in 1919. Served on Gallipoli
Date of death10 June 1950

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