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Leonard Barrymore SIMS

Regimental number7301
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolSt Paul's Cathedral School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27.8
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Sims, 15 Moffatt Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPerth Cemetery China Wall (Garter Point Cemetery, Memorial 27), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns: Davis adn Harriett SIMS; husband of Ethel SIMS, 24 Balston Street, East St. Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917;disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 26 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, in the field, 15 September 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SIMS Leonard Barrymore
Red Cross File 2510106F

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