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Leslie SIMS

Regimental number132
Place of birthGoondiwindi, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Sims, Telford Cottage, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll132A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at a point West-Southwest of Albert, France.
FateKilled in Action 28 March 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSentis Communal Cemetery Extension (PLot I, Row C, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Elizabeth SIMS, Sandhurst Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.2937 Arthur Edward Sims, 41st Battalion.

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