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James Francis SIMS

Regimental number10546
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph linesman
AddressSmithfield, Fairfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Gertrude Sims, Smithfield, Fairfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of telephone lines in his Brigade. He constantly repaired them when they had been cut by shell fire, and by his excellent work communication was never lost for any length of time. He has constantly displayed the greatest gallantry and initiative in taking parties through hostile barrage, establishing stations, effecting repairs and maintaining communication throughout. His fearlessness and untiring energy have greatly inspired the men under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death12 July 1974

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