• Geburtsjahr: 1893
  • Geburtsort: Mitchell, Queensland, Australia
  • Sterbedatum: 18/10/1917
  • Sterbeort: Broodseinde Ridge, Belgien
  • Todesursache: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Alter: 24
  • Beruf: Clerk
  • Land: Australia
  • Rang: Private
  • Dienstnummer: 6632
  • Einberufung datum: 25/09/1916
  • Einberufung ort: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Letzte bekannte Einheit: Australian Infantry, 50th Bn.
  • Truppe: Australian Imperial Force

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In 1893 private Arthur John Sim was born in Mitchell, Queensland, Australia as third child of George and Christina Sim. He worked prior to enlisting as a clerk. He and his brother took a keen interest in sport, especially cricket, and were members of the Bowden Cricket Club for several years.
He joined the Australian Army on 25th september 1916 together with his older brother William Robert. Following some training in England, he joined the 50th Battalion (part of the 4th Division,
13th Brigade) in Belgium on 10 August 1917.
During the Battle of Passchendaele at half october 1917 the 50th Battalion was at the front near
Broodseinde Ridge.
Although there was not a lot of activity around, the German artillery was constant shelling.
On 18th october 1917 Arthur John Sim and his brother were killed outright in the night by gas shell
landing in their dug-out. They were buried immediately at the Military Cemetery near Broodseinde
Ridge only a few yards of where they fell.
After the war, their grave could not be located and they are commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, panel 29, stone N.