Lieutenant Hugh Randall Syme

Birth Date 1903-02-20
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Kew
Death Date 1965-11-07
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Richmond
Final Rank Lieutenant
Service Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit HMS Vernon
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-06-27
Published in London Gazette in 1943-08-03
Published in London Gazette in 1942-06-09
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1943-08-19

Melbourne-born Hugh Syme (1903-1965) had a lifelong involvement in the newspaper industry. He was awarded the George Cross and the George Medal and Bar for his brave work in dealing with enemy mines. Returning to Victoria, he set up a mine disposal section before leaving the navy to return to business in 1944.



Date of birth 20 February 1903
Date of death 07 November 1965