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|Name:||Syme, Joseph Edward|
|Place of Birth:||Rockhampton (Qld.)|
|Next of Kin:||J. Glover – Mother ; Cliveden Mansions, East Melbourne, Vic.|
|Biographical notes:||Listed on 1909 electoral roll as a farmer at Apollo Bay, Victoria. Sailed to Sydney on SS 'Montoro' on June 14 1914. Arrived back in Darwin on 23 July 1914 on the SS 'Empire' from Melbourne. Donated 5 pounds to the Red Cross Fund on 24 September 1914 – his address was listed as Batchelor. Arrived into Darwin on SS 'Taiyuan' on 27 July 1915, again from Melbourne. Donated 10 shillings to the Pine Creek Red Cross Fund on 12 August 1915. Listed again on the electoral roll 1930 - 1943 electoral roll as a farmer at Yarrandale, New South Wales; and then he was registered at Huskisson, New South Wales with no occupation [retired] from 1949 – 1954.|
|Date of Enlistment:||24-Sep-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||33|
|Place of Enlistment:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Unit:||5th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Service History:||Syme's unit embarked from Melbourne per HMAT A32 'Themistocles' on 28 January 1916. Transferred to 60th Battalion 3 April 1916 and sent to France. Wounded 19 July 1916 and sent to England 23 July 1916. Returned to Australia per HS 'Kanowna' 9 September 1916 and medically discharged 23 January 1917.|
|Related link:||Australian War Memorial : Photograph|
"Red Cross Fund", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 24 September 1914: p.9.
"Red Cross Fund", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 12 August 1915: p.6.
"Shipping", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 29 July 1915: p.11.
"Shipping", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 11 June 1914: p.7
Forward with the Fifth : the Story of Five Years' War Service, Fifth Inf. Battalion, A.I.F. by A.W. Keown. Melbourne: Specialty Press, 1921.
Embarkation Record - HMAT A32 'Themistocles'
Unit War Diary
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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