Percy James SIMS

SIMS, Percy James

Service Number: 6262
Enlisted: 28 July 1915, enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Springhurst, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Springhurst, Wangaratta, Victoria
Schooling: Springhurst State School; Wangaratta and Melbourne High Schools , Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 29 October 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Eldorado War Memorial, Rutherglen War Memorial, Springhurst School Great War Roll of Honour, Wangaratta High School War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 6262, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, enlisted at Melbourne
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Driver, 6262, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, 6262, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
8 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
29 Oct 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1918-10-29

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Albert James and Elizabeth Sims; brother of Arthur Victor Sims MM

5 May 1917 - transferred from the 4 Field Artillery Brigade to the Australian Flying Corps

15 January 1918 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant after having received his wings

29 October 1918 - missing while on air operationsand was last seen north east of Tourmai

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served for 2 years with the senior cadet and Citizens Forces with the Melbourne University Rifles