Lieutenant Herman Sim

Lieutenant Herman Alexander Coysgarne Sim


2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Killed in action, 9 May 1915

Age 27.

Buried at Rye-Petillon Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France

Herman Sim was born in Middlesex in 1888. According to the 1911 census he was an undergraduate at Oxford University, living at 19 Holywell St, Oxford.

His parents were Herman Billing Sim and Louisa Henrietta Sim and his father was a banker. Their address in 1921 is listed as 12 Austin Friars, London EC2.

Herman Sim had a younger brother, Lancelot George Earl Sim, who was killed (aged 21) while serving as a second lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards on 14 September 1916. He is buried at the Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France.

Both brothers are commemorated on their parents’ grave at All Saints Church, Harrow Weald.

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