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John Ross SIM

Regimental number3607
Place of birthCosgrove Victoria
AddressDookie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William H Sim, Cosgrove, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3606 Pte William Young SIM, 8th Bn, died of wounds, 27 July 1916; Cousin: 30438 Gunner Alec Gustavus SIM, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 7 June 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsBR, SIM, William Y, 3606, INF24REIN8
Date of death29 May 1955
Place of burialYenda Cemetery

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