Lieutenant (Lt) Parker Whitely Symons, 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), of Adelaide, SA. Lt Symons enlisted on 30 September 1916 with the Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) and later transferred to the AFC. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Persic (A34) on 22 December 1916. This portrait was taken shortly before Lt Symons flew to Belgium where he was killed in action on 5 November 1918 during an air battle that took place immediately following a raid by 4 Squadron on the German aerodrome at Chapelle-a-Wattines.
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