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William Henry SYMONS

Regimental number6895
Place of birthMorgan, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressMorgan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Symons, Morgan, South Australia
Previous military service23rd ALH; Skerry's College, Scotland
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24.8
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialFovant (St. George) Churchyard (Plot I, Row E, Grave 4), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Matilda Jane SYMONS, Morgan, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins, served in Flanders and France; brother

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