Edgar Bell SYMONDS

SYMONDS, Edgar Bell

Service Numbers: 625, N382353, 119575
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Broadmeadows, Vic.
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW)
Born: Inglewood, Vic., 10 July 1892
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Carlton College
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: 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, 625, 5th Infantry Battalion, Broadmeadows, Vic.
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 625, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 625, 5th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Orvieto embarkation_ship_number: A3 public_note: ''
5 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 625, 5th Infantry Battalion, Embarked at Alexandria on the Novian to join the MEF Gallipoli
26 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Pioneer Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Pioneer Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Pioneer Battalion
15 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Pioneer Battalion
14 Dec 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Embarked in UK on the Burmah for return to Australia on 1914 Leave
30 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 625, 1st Pioneer Battalion

World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, N382353, Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW), Hillston, NSW
12 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 119575, RAAF Canberra, Melbourne, Vic.
1 Apr 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), N382353, Volunteer Defence Corps (NSW), Discharged. Being required for service with Royal Australian Air Force.
21 Jan 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force

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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