11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902 Anglo–Boer War.
1901–1902 Civilian Surgeon South Africa.
31 July 1905 Lieutenant RAMC.
1907–1911 Served in South Africa.
31 Jan 1909 Promoted Captain RAMC.
14 June 1911 At the residence of Arnold A Grieg Esq, of Hill Crest, Amatikulu, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, by the Rev F J Rhead Marsh, Captain Vivian Hood Symons, third son of Lieutenant-Colonel C E H Symons, Ceylon, married Florence Mildred, youngest daughter of C Billingsley Esq, of The Kya, Talbot's Wood, Bournemouth.
28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.
4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.
1914 Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France (Invalided).
15 Oct 1915 Major RAMC.
Malta 13 Dec 1915 Arrived from England.
Malta 1 June 1916 Returned to England on sick leave.
29 Jan 1917 Buried at Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire.