WW1 Death Plaque Frederick Sims 1st South Midland Div Ammunition RFA
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For sale is a WW1 Death Plaque to Frederick Sims who served with the Royal Field Artillery.Frederick sims was born in 1894 in Easton in Bristol. Fredericks service number was 79 and his rank was gunner. He served with the 1st/1st South Midland Div Ammunition, royal field artillery. Frederick died on the 11th of February in 1915, Aged 20 years of age. Frederick was the Son of Mrs. Ellen Sims, where they lived at 13, Lyndale Rd., Whitehall, Bristol. Frederick was Remembered with Honour and buried at Chelmsford Writtle Road Cemetery. One of the pieces of research is a scan of a newspaper that states: “TERRITORIAL'S SUDDEN DEATH. Pte. Frederick Sims, aged 20, of the Glou- cester R.F.A., was found dead in bed at his billet, 35, Primrose Hill, Chelmsford, about eight o'clock on Wednesday morning. One of his comrades went to call him, and receiving no answer, entered his room and found him dead. Sims had not been attended by a doctor, and the facts have been reported to the Coroner. He was a single man, and his parents reside at Bristol.” Accompanying this medal is 12 scans of his service records. Upon payment please let me know if you would prefer digital scans or printed copies. These will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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