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Ernest SIM

Regimental number2510
Date of birth2 October 1899
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBoisdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, David Sim, Valencia Creek, Boisdale, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date16 September 1919
Other details

Overstated age in order to enlist: true age was 17.9, not 18.9 as recorded on Attestation Form.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Total war service: 802 days (of which 642 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death10 June 1970
Age at death71
Place of burialCheltenham Lawn Cemetery, Victoria

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