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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:434749
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Date of Birth:30 October 1920
Place of Birth:Atherton, Queensland, Australia
Date of Death:4 June 1945 (Aged 24 years)
Units:No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF †
No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF

NAA: A9301, 434749

1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45


22 January 1943Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
Posted to No. 6 Recruit Depot, RAAF.
5 March 1943Posted to No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, Amberley.
27 March 1943Posted to No. 3 Initial Training School, RAAF, Kingaroy.
17 July 1943Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
20 July 1943Posted to No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF.
12 May 1944Posted to the Air Gunnery School, RAAF, West Sale.
9 June 1944Promoted to Sergeant.
1 July 1944Posted to No. 1 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
30 September 1944Posted to No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
9 December 1944Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
4 June 1945 †Beaufort A9-228: Aircraft crashed on Mount Tawonga near Eskdale, Victoria.

Burial Details

Grave:Plot B. Row D. Grave 6.

Physical Description

Height: 5 feet 4½ inches 163.83 cm
Weight: 133 lbs 60.33 kg
Chest Measurement: 32 / 35 inches 81.28 / 88.90 cm
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, SIMS LLOYD JOSEPH : Service Number - 434749 : Date of birth - 30 Oct 1920 : Place of birth - ATHERTON QLD : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE : Next of Kin - SIMS DULCIE, A9301, 434749.

Record updated on 20 October 2018.


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