Herbert Ernest Sims

Herbert is listed on the War Memorial as one of those who gave his life during the First World War.

Herbert was born on 30th September 1888 at Great Ormesby. His parents were James Sims and Alice, nee Read.

When he was 2, Herbert was listed in the 1891 census living with his parents at Yarmouth Road, Ormesby St Margaret. His father was a market gardener and farmer. Herbert was also in the 1901 census with his parents living at Hemsby Road (probably Gibbet Hill), Martham when he was 12. In 1911 he was still with his parents at Gibbet Hill, Martham and was a market gardener’s labourer probably working with his father.

He served in the military in 1916 and was a Corporal with the 6th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Formerly 17032 Norfolk Regiment. He was killed on 17th November 1916 in The Balkans aged 29.  He was buried in the Struma Military Cemetery, Greece at plot III, row B, grave 6 and is also commemorated on the War Memorial at St Mary’s.

Struma Military Cemetery, Greece
War Memorial east side

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