Lavenville Kemble Cropley SYMONS

SYMONS, Lavenville Kemble Cropley

Service Number: 22180
Enlisted: 6 September 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 19 December 1885
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor and cutter
Died: Port Lincoln, 8 April 1936, aged 50 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22180, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22180, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 22180

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Lavenville Kemble Cropley SYMONS was born on 19th December 1885 in Moonta, South Australia His parents were James Magor SYMONS and Sarah Threader HYDE S/N 22180 -Gunner with 23 Howitzer Brigade. He enlisted 6.9.1915,  embarked Melbourne 1915 on ship HMAT Medic. He contracted pneumonia whilst on the front according to an article in Trove newspaper and was seriously ill. Returned to Australia 4.8.1919 on ship Harmala Lavenville married in 1923 to Vera Clara HEINZE He died 8.4.1936 in Port Lincoln and is buried in Dudley Park Cemetery with his wife Vera who died in 1985 He has a son Bryon Ross SYMONS