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Alexander SIM

Regimental number2517
Place of birthLeslie, Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
SchoolSt. John's School, Aberdeen, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia25
Address286 Parker's Road, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, James Sim, 86 Union Grove, Aberdeen, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for two years (1902-04) as a Private in the Territorial Artillery Forces, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Alexandra
Place of death or woundingBedford Home, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery Enclosure No. 4 (Plot I, Row G, Grave NO. 10), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Jane SIM, 7 Abbotsfield Place, Aberdeen, Scotland. Alexander the correct given name
Family/military connectionsCousin: No.3059 Gunner George Craigen, 55th Battery, 14th Field Artillery.

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