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First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 6632 Private (Pte) Arthur John Sim, 50th Battalion from Hindmarsh, South ...
Studio portrait of 6632 Private (Pte) Arthur John Sim, 50th Battalion from Hindmarsh, South Australia. A 23 year old clerk prior to enlisting on 25 September 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 19th Reinforcements of the 50th Battalion from Adelaide on 24 January 1917 aboard HMAT Miltiades. Following further training in England, he joined the 50th Battalion in Belgium on 10 August 1917. Pte Sim was killed in action on 18 October 1917 and buried in the Military Cemetery at Broodseinde, within a few metres of where he fell. After the war, his grave could not be located and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave. Pte Sim's older brother, 6634 Pte William Robert Sim enlisted on the same day, embarked on the same day and was killed alongside his brother. See image P09291.025.