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Eric Davies SIMS

Regimental number8576
Place of birthKew, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address185 Wattle Street, Malvern, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Mary Sims, 185 Wattle Street, Malvern, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteer Naval Reserve and in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date13 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 29 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 13 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1979
Age at death87
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMS Eric Davies

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