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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private William Henry Symington

1881
Born in Richmond or Bacchus Marsh, VIC
9/3/1916
Enlisted in the AIF, aged 35
28/4/1916
Allocated to the 18th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion
3/7/1916
Embarked aboard the HMAT A33 Ayrshire
2/9/1916
Disembarked at Plymouth, England
8/10/1916
Proceeded overseas to France
3/11/1916
Joined unit in France
29/12/1916
Accidentally wounded whilst on parade
31/12/1916
Admitted to hospital, Rouen, France - simple fracture of the fibula (ankle)
6/1/1917
Admitted to the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England
8/3/1917 - 23/3/1917
Discharged to furlough
20/6/1917
Proceeded overseas to France
14/7/1917
Rejoined unit
26/10/1917
Wounded in action during the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele
27/10/1917
Admitted to the 69th Field Ambulance - gunshot wound to the chest
28/7/1917
Transferred to the 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France
10/11/1917
Evacuated back to England and admitted to the 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham (Auxiliary Hospital, Harbourne Hall) - shell wound to right shoulder, severe
6/12/1917 - 20/12/1917
Discharged to furlough
6/2/1918
Rejoined unit in France
28/2/1918 - 8/3/1918
To 2nd Brigade School of Instruction - batman
9/3/1918
Proceed ed to Base for Medical Board
21/3/1918
Transferred to Headquarters 1st Divisional Train - batman
18/1/1919
Embarked for Australia aboard the Ulysses
10/3/1919
Returned to Australia
10/5/1919
Discharged from the AIF
1971
Died in Oakliegh, VIC, aged 90

Last updated by lee, Tue, 18 May 2021 15:49:56