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76th Regiment of Foot
NameSIMMS / SIMS – John
Regiment (s)76th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1404
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th March 1838 / 17 years / Newbury Berkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 months
Bermuda – 4 months
North America – 5 years 4 days
Ionian Islands – 2 years 11 months
Malta – 2 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 72 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th May 1860 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Marlborough Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1860 Trowbridge
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864-1879 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0 per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Ogbourne St. Andrew’s near Marlborough Wiltshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HARRAS Charlotte Ann (possibly)
1834 Washington America
Date/Place of MarriageDecember 1857 Tisbury Wiltshire England (possibly)
Children by 1st WifeNone
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 7th November 1864 – page 2 Shipping Intelligence Europa passenger list
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 2nd June 1896 – page 2The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 2nd June 1896 – page 2
Departure from Western
25th October 1864 departed Swan River arrived South Australia 5th November 1864 per “Europa”
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th April 1883 Brompton South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st June 1896 Cottage Homes Stanley Street North Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Sims 1404 Private 76th Foot location Bermuda
1851 John Sims 1404 Private 76th Foot location Corfu, Ionian Island and Malta
Discharge at own request after upwards of 21 year service
1861 Census of England John and Charlotte Sims are living at Ogbourne St Andrews Wiltshire. John is aged 39 a Chelsea pensioner born Ogbourne St Andrews and Charlotte age 27 occupation embroider (sic) born Washington America
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated John Sims conduct as Very Good despite having attempted to take a bottle of rum into the Bermuda dockyard, Mrs Sims conduct was also Very Good; she needed medical treatment during the voyage.
11th February 1885 John Sims nephew (no name) asked the WO for information regarding John and was told he had died 12th April 1883 South Australia