Lieutenant Colonel William John Symons, VC

Date of birth1889-07-10 Eaglehawk, VIC 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1914-08-17   
Other units  1914-08-18  Colour Sergeant to 7 Battalion. 
Date of embarkation  1914-10-18  Embarked at Port Melbourne aboard HMAT A20 (SS Hororata). 
Date promoted  1915-04-26  Appointed 2nd Lieutenant. 
Date promoted  1915-07-02  Appointed Lieutenant. 
Date of honour or award  1915-09-08  Awarded Victoria Cross for action at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey whilst serving with 7 Battalion, 2 Brigade, 1 Division as a Lieutenant 
Date promoted  1916-05-01  Appointed Captain. 
Other units  1916-06-03  Company Commander with 37 Battalion. 
Date wounded  1917-07-07  Gassed. 
Date of death1948-06-24 London, England