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William Young SIM

Regimental number3606
Place of birthCaniambo, Victoria
SchoolCosgrove State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressDookie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, William H Sim, Dookie, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29.3
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma SIM, 'Kilderry', Dookie, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3607 Pte John Ross SIM, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 May 1917; Cousin: 30438 Gunner Alec Gustavus SIM, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 7 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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