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Alexander Gustavus SIM

Regimental number30438
Place of birthCosgrove, Victoria
SchoolBallarat State and Agricultural High Schools, Victoria
Other trainingBusiness College
AddressColac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Sim, Wongadell, Lake Bolac, Victoria
Previous military service72nd Infantry; Served in the Cadets.
Enlistment date21 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery Headquarters
FateDied of wounds 7 June 1918
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDover (St. James) Cemetery (Plot M, Row K, Grave No. 22), Kent
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine SIM, Lake Bolac, Victoria. Native of Cosgrove, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6086 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Henry Walter SIM, 4th Motor Transport Company, effective abroad (still overseas); Cousins: 3606 Pte William Young SIM, died of wounds sustained at Pozieres, France, on 27 July 1916, and J. Kingston, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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