Edgar Bell SYMONDS

SYMONDS, Edgar Bell

Service Numbers: 625, N382353, 119575
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Broadmeadows, Vic.
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: RAAF Canberra
Born: Inglewood, Vic., 10 July 1892
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Carlton College
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Kiara, Sydney, NSW, 29 August 1964, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Inglewood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 625, 5th Infantry Battalion, Broadmeadows, Vic.
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 625, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 625, 5th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N382353, Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW), Hillston, NSW
12 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 119575, RAAF Canberra, Melbourne, Vic.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

EDGAR BELL SYMONDS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Symonds, was born on 10th July, 1892, at Inglewood, Victoria. He was educated at Carlton College, Melbourne, and joined the Bank’s service at St. Arnaud, Victoria, on 8th June, 1910; he was transferred from there to Kyneton on 17th January, 1914.

Edgar Bell Symonds enlisted in the A.I.F. on 7th August, 1914, attaining the rank of sergeant in the 5th Infantry and 1st Pioneer Battalions. He served in Egypt, all through the Gallipoli Campaign, and in France from March, 1916, until December, 1918.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour