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11234   Rifleman Charles Symington
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 11/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Charles Symington was born in Cookstown and enlisted in Belfast where he was living. His sister Margaret Hughes of 55 Rockville Street, Belfast was listed as his next of kin. He was killed in action in Gallipoli on 11th August 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on panel 177-178 on Helles Memorial, Turkey.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 177-178
CWGC Casualty 686216
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 73