George Harold SYMONS

B: 19th Apr 1890 D: 27th Apt 1969

Born: 19th April 1890, Wilpoorinna Station, District of Frome (c14km north of Farina)  SA (Genealogy SA database: Book/Page: 458/163)

Died:  27th September 1969, Adelaide SA   (Genealogy SA database: Book/Page: 76A/7194)

 

 

 

Father: George Thomas SYMONS “Thomas” born 1851, Melbourne Vic?;  died 10 May 1925, Beltana; buried Beltana SA

Mother:  Mary Ann JULIAN  born 22 December 1860, near Melrose SA;  died  8 February 1933, Beltana;  buried Beltana SA

Parents’ Marriage: 26 August 1879, Edith Cottage, South Blinman  SA (nb surname spelt ‘Symones’) (Genealogy SA database: Book/Page: 341/466)

Siblings:

Rose Hannah   born 3 December 1880;  married William PLACE 26 April 1904;  died 5 September 1959

Edward Thomas  “Ted”   born 11 August 1882;  died c1969

James Kadmiel  born August 10th 1883;  died aged 10 days (nb surname spelt ‘Symones’ on birth & death registrations)

Albert Henry   born 10 September 1884;  died aged 16 days

Mary Edith Rebecca  “May”  born 1 December 1885;  married Arthur BROKENSHIRE;   died 1 October 1962

Albert Gilroy  “Roy”   born 3 July 1887;  married Hilda May WILLIAMS 1915;  died 12 October 1917 (WW1 Belgium)

Arthur Clifton   born 10 July 1888;  died 10 February 1889  (nb surname spelt ‘Symones’ on birth & death registrations)

Elva Myrtle “Myrtle”  born 21 June 1892  (nb birth surname spelt ‘Symones’) married Frank FERBER;  died 21 August 1973

Francis Bertram “Bert”  born 18 November 1893;  married Victoria PARSONS 25 October 1923;  died 4 October 1970

John Malcolm “Malcolm”  born 5 December 1896;  died 8 August 1918 (WW1 France)

Freda Elizabeth  born 12 November 1898;  married Leslie CARLING 10 May 1925;  died 31 May 1985

Bessie Eunice “Eunice”  born 22 August 1901;  married Rev. William ALLANSON 22 August 1931;   died 2 Jan 1993

Hilda Jane  born 5 August 1903;  died 13 June 1993

WIFE

Elsie Winnifred PARSONS born 16 June 1897, Bruce SA (Genealogy SA database: Book/Page: 606/76);  died 2 October 1983.

Marriage of George Harrold and Elsie Winnifred: 14 September 1933, Methodist Church, Quorn SA  (Genealogy SA database: Book/Page: 341/466)  (nb second name spelt ‘Harold’)

1930’s-1940’s (Electoral Rolls) he was a Station Hand at Bon Bon Station via Kingoonya SA

No Children from Marriage (?)

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WORLD WAR 1 SERVICE

Enlisted 9 November 1916  Occupation: Station Hand, Leigh’s Creek SA;

Regimental No. 6659; Rank: Private (then Lance Corporal)

27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement

Departed Adelaide 24 January 1917 on HMAT A28 Miltiades

AWM Embarkation Roll No 23/44/5; disembarked Devonport 27 March 1917

Wounded in Action 8 August 1918, France “gunshot wound left shoulder and thorax”

Invalided to England 17 August 1918;   Rejoined Battalion in France  30 November 1918

Returned to England 3 April 1919;   Discharged 9 June 1919

Returned to Australia on HMAT A8 Argyllshire 1 August 1919; Disembarked 18 September 1919

Medals: 1914/15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal

No known land ownership at Farina.