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William George SYMS

Regimental number938
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
SchoolPort Pirie Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressClement's Gap, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Anna B Syms, Clement's Gap, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, Port Pirie.
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVignacourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Clara Anna Bertha SYMS, Derby Street, Semaphore, South Australia

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