SYMES, Henry Albert
(Service number 8/3416)

Aliases Possibly known as Albert.
First Rank Private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 7 February 1892 Place of Birth Heriot, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Railway porter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs G. M. Symes, Schoolhouse, Ashwick Flat, Fairlie
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 December 1961 Age 69 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Albert Symes was the eldest son of Henry and Grace Montgomery (née Wright) Symes. Henry Albert was educated at the Alexandra Public School and Macandrew Bay School, Dunedin, going on to Dunedin Technical Classes. His brother, Vincent Symes, served in World War I and World War II. Lance-Corporal was accorded a welcome home by the Ashwick Flat Patriotic Entertainment Committee.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [28 October 2019]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription [30 October 2019]; Timaru Herald, 14 May 1919 (Papers Past) [15 May 2014]

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