John Malcolm SYMONS

SYMONS, John Malcolm

Service Number: 26105
Enlisted: 26 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Leigh Creek, South Australia, 5 December 1894
Home Town: Beltana, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 8 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Longueau British Cemetery, Somme, France
Longueau British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 3) Headstone inscription reads: Faithful unto death, Longueau British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, Copley Leigh Creek District Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 26105, Adelaide, South Australia
4 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 26105, 15th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Orsova embarkation_ship_number: A67 public_note: ''
4 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 26105, 15th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
24 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 14th Field Artillery Brigade
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 26105, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , The Battle of Amiens, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 26105 awm_unit: 14 Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Driver awm_died_date: 1918-08-08

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Thomas Symons and Mary Ann Symons nee Julian of Leigh Creek, SA.

Brother of Bessie Eunice Symons, George Harold Symons who returned to Australia on 1 August 1919 having served with the 27th Battalion, Freda Elizabeth Symons, Mary Edith Rebecca Symons, Hilda Jane Symons, Albert Gilroy Symons who was killed in action on 12 October 1917 while serving with the 48th Battalion and has no known grave and Francis Bertram Symmons who returned to  Australia on 16 January 1919 have served with the 11th Light Horse Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal