William Henry SYMONS

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SYMONS, William Henry

Service Number: 6895
Enlisted: 20 April 1917, Enlisted in Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Morgan, South Australia, 13 July 1895
Home Town: Morgan, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postal Assistant
Died: Tuberculosis, Fovant Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, 2 February 1920, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Fovant (St. George) Churchyard
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 4 - Chaplain H. J. Clarke officiated - Headstone inscription: Forever with the Lord in loving memory of our dear son
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6895, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Adelaide
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6895, 27th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6895, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
2 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6895, 27th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the left arm and invalided to England
Date unknown: Wounded SN 6895, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Symons and Matilda Jne (nee Pendle) Symons; brother of John Percy Harrold Symons, Nellie Eliza May Symons, Stuart Gordon Symons and Gertrude Lilean Symons

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal