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Symon, Charles James (1886–1942)

Mr. Charles James Ballarat Symon, who died at his home at Mylor yesterday, was the eldest son of Lady Symon and the late Sir Josiah Symon. He was educated at St. Peter's College, Adelaide, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated and rowed in the college boat in head of the river races. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple London, in 1910, and early the following year was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia, joining his father's firm, Symon, Rounsevell, and Cleland. In the last war he served with the Coldstream Guards, being severely wounded, and winning the MC. At the Armistice he was acting Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion of the regiment. Returning to Australia, Mr Symon resumed practice with his father's firm, and on Sir Josiah's retirement joined the firm of Mayo, Murray, and Cudmore in 1924. A few years ago he retired from practice and took up land at Mylor, where he engaged in sheep breeding. He is survived by a widow and three children.

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