Henry William SYMMONS

SYMMONS, Henry William

Service Number: 4898
Enlisted: 9 November 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia, 13 March 1887
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Horden, Hampshire, England, 21 February 1953, aged 65 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4898, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4898, 8th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4898, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
24 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, From 8th Battalion
23 May 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 69th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion
21 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Machine Gun Battalion , From 60th Battalion
20 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 4898, 1st Machine Gun Battalion , Discharged in London. Unit demobilised

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment his address was C/- Commonwealth Bank, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Son of Henry William Symmons and Susanna Symmons nee Liberty of Scottsdale, Tasmania formerly of Ringarooma, Tasmania.

Husband of Lily Elizabeth Ann Symmons nee Grist. Henry and Lily married on 29 August 1918 at Portsea, Parish Church, Hampshire, England. Curate O.A. Hunt officiated

Member of the Warragul Rifle club for two years

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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