|Place of birth||Kensington South Australia|
|Address||Willis Street, Norwood, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jessie Sims, Willis Street, Norwood, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'Near GLENCORSE WOOD, East of Hooge, on the night 20/9/17, this private showed great courage and determination. After several unsuccessful attempts had been made to find the Left Regimental Aid Post in GLENCORSE WOOD, which had been newly established, Private SIMS led out his squad and by dint of sheer courage and determination, despite heavy enemy shell fire and the darkness of the night, succeeded in locating the R.A.P. He and his squad brought back a wounded man to the RELAY POST and then guided up fresh bearers. Prior to this action, this private and his squad had done much heavy carrying. His action won the confidence and admiration of all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Bar to Military Medal
'This N.C.O. on the 29th and 30th September, 1918 at BELLICOURT carried continuously under Machine Gun and heavy Shell fire for 36 hours. At intervals during the night also he had to carry through Gas. This N.C.O. showed a fine example to his Squad, and through his courage and endurance many wounded, both Australian and American were safely evacuated to the Wagon Loading Post.'
War service: Egypt, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal