Rfn Sime Frederick Russell

  • Year of birth: 1888
  • Place of birth: West Ham, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 21/06/1917
  • Place of death: Hilltop Farm, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 29
  • Profession: Greengrocer
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Rifleman
  • Service number: 35525
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Leyton, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Last known unit: King's Royal Rifle Corps, 17th Bn. (British Empire League)
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Additional information

Rifleman Frederick Russel Sime was part of the 17th Battalion King’s Royal Rifleman Corps. This battalion was under the command of the 117th Brigade, 39th Division.
The 17th battalion relieved the 12 Royal Sussex Battalion at the frontlines the 16th of June. The battalion was ordered to defend the right subsection of the Hill Top Sector (aiding posts at La Brique (C.26.d.50.20.) and Irish Farm (C.27.a.30.50.). The 117th brigade covered the area from Hilltop farm to Lancashire Farm. Their main goal was the maintenance of the trenches. The battalion was relieved on the 24th of June. During this period, the trenches were heavily shelled. Rifleman Sime was one of the 9 soldiers that died there. He was buried (together with the other casualties) at Vlamerthinge New Military Cemetery.