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Arthur Victor SIMS

Regimental number6261
Place of birthSpringhurst Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSpringhurst PO, Springhurst, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs A J Sims, Springhurst PO, Springhurst, Victoria
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the 6th August, 1918 and 7th August, 1918 at VILLERS BRETONNEUX near AMIENS, this N.C.O. and Sapper [Sims and 6796 C.H.E. Leyshon] were two of a party manning a forward exchange. The lines from this exchange to batteries passed through a heavily shelled area. Both these men showed an utter disregard for personal safety and by continually patrolling and mending lines day and night, thereby enabling most satisfactory communications to be maintained to the batteries and information of artillery importance to be transmitted to Headquarters prior to Zero Hour.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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