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Henry Norman SIMS

Regimental number3215
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
SchoolThalgarah Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMetz PO, Metz, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Sims, Metz PO, Metz, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBorn on a farm in the New England District. Died of unknown causes and was buried at sea.
FateDied at sea 20 December 1916
Age at death23.3
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Family/military connectionsCousin: 6416 Pte Francis William WARD, 28th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other detailsMedal: British War Medal

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