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Robert Sim was born in Bathurst, NSW and was an Assistant chemist and dispenser when he enlisted in Footscray on 13 December 1917 at the age of 39. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918. He disembarked at Liverpool on April 20th, then, in July, he joined the 57th Battalion in France to serve out the remaining months of the war. After the Armistice, in January 1919, he was attached to the 2nd Australian General Hospital Dental Unit to undertake a pharmacy course. He eventually left England in July aboard the Suevic and disembarked at Melbourne on September 10th 1919.
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