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Albert Ernest Symons



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Symons AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ernie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 3573 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 July 1918 Family source WaharoaMatamata Family source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Waharoa Rural Delivery, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr W.T.H. Symons (father), Waharoa, Rural Delivery, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 3573 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Peggy; father of Bob Ann Jean Vivienne Sally AWMM
    • Brother to Tom, Francie and Caryll
      Son of William Thomas Hodge (Bill) Symons and Estelle (Webby) Symons Public - Sally Joy - Child - 8 February 2018 - Family
    • Born 11 July 1918 Public - Sally Joy - Child - 8 February 2018 - Family


About death

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  • Death
    16 March 2007 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pyes Pa Crematorium, Pyes Pa, Tauranga AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 March 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Thistledowns, Sunflowers, Songs around the piano, Surf casting at the beach, hot summer holidays, laughter, that crooked mischevious grin, and so many more precious memories, I keep you with me always,
    Love, Sally
    Public - Sally - Child - 25 April 2021
  • You are in my heart. I carry you with me; your love of family, the outdoors and environment are embedded in me. I miss you.
    Public - Ann - Child - 3 June 2020
  • You're always with me Dad, this year your special gift is being reunited with your sweetheart Peggy
    Love you both
    Public - Sally - Child - 22 April 2020
  • Your warm, sensitive and huge personality is always in my heart.
    Remembered with love and a big hug,

    More love than words can express,



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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 177 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021SallyHamiltonChild
03 June 2020AnnBrisbane AustraliaChild
08 February 2018Sally JoyHamiltonChild

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