Harry Pascoe SIMS

Regimental number30007
Place of birthFitzroy Victoria
OccupationTailor's presser
AddressKatandra Road, Ormond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs V M Sims, Katundra Road, Ormond, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, whilst the 51st Battery were in action, Eat of WESTHOEK, supporting the advance of our Infantry, Gunner SIMS though a specialist, volunteered to assist in the supply of ammunition to gun pits which were running short. The Battery position was being heavily shelled and Gunner SIMS materially assisted in the supply of ammunition to the guns at a time when it was necessary that there should be no diminution in the fire. The fearless manner in which he carried out his self imposed task set a splendid example to the remainder of the Battery. His courage and devotion to duty are deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal