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Full Name: William Lawrence Symonds
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Lawrence
Surname: Symonds
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 65801
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Symonds (mother), private bag, Piopio, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 35th Reinforcements Specialist Company
Embarkation Date: 2 March 1918
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 101
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Southampton, England
Nominal Roll Number: 80
Page on Nominal Roll: 16
Biographical Notes: Was a member of the M.G.C. who won the Seal Cup (Tug-of-War event)
Description of Image: Group photo: N.Z. M.G.C. Tug-of-War Team Winners of Seal Cup. Standing: G. Blanks, 15.4, F. E. Kurtz, 14.9, W. L. Symonds, 14.12, W. Cowan, 14.7, W. E. Johnston, 18.7, F. Newland, 18.7. Seated: F. Prentice, 13.10, S. J. Gough (Coach), V. L. Warner, 14.2
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
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