|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||North Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||Abbotsford State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||9 Bennett Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||27.1|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs F E Sims, 9 Bennett Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the old 5th Australian Infantry Regiment, East Melbourne; disbanded.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1916; disembarked Suez.
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, South Railhead, 12 May 1916 (backache); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 15 May 1916; date of discharge not recorded.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2510105: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SIMS John Edward Theodore
Red Cross File No 2510105