Private

Albert James Sim

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of James and Ellen Sim.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

Public Contributions:

Albert James Sim was the son of James Sim and Ellen Wensley Sim (nee Richardson) of Johnsonville, New Zealand. Albert enlisted in January 1916 and was killed in action on 12th October 1918. Albert is... Read More
Albert James Sim was the son of James Sim and Ellen Wensley Sim (nee Richardson) of Johnsonville, New Zealand. Albert enlisted in January 1916 and was killed in action on 12th October 1918. Albert is buried at St Aubert British Cemetery in Nord, France. Albert's youngest brother Walter Sim was killed in action at Gallipoli. Albert and Walter were grandsons of James and Janet Sim who arrived into Wellington on the "Olympus" in May 1841. Albert's father (James aged 3), and three other children, arrived with them. Two more children were born in New Zealand. Albert and Walter were brothers of William, Josiah, Lilian Pitt, Mary Ousey, Harriett Stephens, and Herbert.


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
12488
Name:
Albert James Sim
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Mrs E. Sim (mother), Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Fellmonger
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
NZEF, Wellington Regiment, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
12 October 1918
Day of Death:
Saturday
Age at Death: 
38
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
06 May 1916
Transport:

HMNZT 52
HMNZT 53
Vessel:
Mokoia or Navua
Destination:
Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
IV. E. 3.
Cemetery Location: 
France
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