Edward Joseph SYMONS

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SYMONS, Edward Joseph

Service Number: 1738
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Enlisted at Windsor, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Windsor, Victoria, Australia, 1870
Home Town: Doncaster, Manningham, Victoria
Schooling: Hornsby Street State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Chronic Phthisis, At sea aboard HMAT Port Lincoln, 20 May 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Chaplain Green officiated, Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1738, 59th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Windsor, Victoria
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1738, 59th Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1738, 59th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Symons and Annie Symons nee Musson of Windsor, Victoria

Husband of Beatrice Louisa Symons nee Reynolds of 'Waloha' Main Road, Doncaster Victoria later of Bairnsdale, Victoria. Edward and Beatrice were married during 1903c

Father of Annie Louisa Symons, Gladys Maud Symons, Theodora Dorothea Symons, John Henry Reynolds and Symons

Medal: British War Medal