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21-February-2016
21-February-2016

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A plaque commemorates Lieutenant W. A. Symington who was killed in action during World War One. 
 

Mr. W. Symington, of Spencer Road, Mosman (late of Mayfield), has received word that his eldest son Lieutenant Quartermaster W. A. Symington, was killed in action in France on April 18. Lieutenant Symington and his younger brother enlisted as privates, and left for Egypt in August, 1915. They fought at Gallipoli, and were in the evacuation.

Before enlisting, Lieutenant Symington was manager of the Ganmain Branch of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, Limited. His brother, Corporal J. E. Symington, is now in England, recovering from wounds received in France.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
9 May 1917. 

 
 

Location

Address:31 Church Street, St Andrew`s Anglican Church, Mayfield, 2304
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.897598
Long: 151.741446
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:18-April-1917
Actual Event End Date:18-April-1917

Dedication

Front Inscription
Lieutenant W.A. Symington
          (QUARTERMASTER)
      4TH BATTALION A.I.F.
SERVED AT GALLIPOLI AND IN FRANCE 
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 18TH 1917.
           AGED 36 YEARS.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS.
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"
Source: MA
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