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Samuel SIMS

Regimental number2684
Place of birthNapier, New Zealand
SchoolNapier School, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address62 Marlborough Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Sims, 6 Moubray Street, Albert Park, Melbourne,Vic
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1916
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burial"Y" Farm Military Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 2), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary SIMA; husband of Mrs L. SIMS. Native of Napier, New Zealand

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