James Leslie Sim

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Ray Blight and Les Sim,Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 0173).



James Leslie (Les) Sim was born in Ballarat, the son of timber merchant Charles Robert Sim. He served in the AIF during World War One with John Raymond Blight.

At the time of his World War One enlistment on 14 July 1915 Les Sim (8006) was a 26 year old accountant. He was appointed a Lance Corporal on 09 March 1916, and left for France on 03 November 1917.

He returned to Australia on the Devanha on 08 May 1919. His Medical Report on an Invalid states that he was thrown out of his waggon, and wheel passed over his arm and leg. He was in Boulogyne Hospital for two weeks, and convalesed for four weeks after which he returned to his unit. As a result he could not fully extend his elbow.[1]


A tree was planed for Les Sim in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

John Raymond Blight


In loving memory of my dear wife Mavis died 22nd Nov 1933. Aged 32 years.
Her beloved husband James Leslie Sim died 17th June 1964 aged 76 years.
Loved mother and father.[2]


  1. https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=8083850, accessed 06 August 2017.
  2. Transcription from a headstone in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 15:52, 6 August 2017 (AEST)

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