L. H. Sims
Service no. R/25464
Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Wandsworth
Killed in action on 21 August 1917, aged about 30
Remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Information from the censuses
Louis Henry Sims was an only child. In 1911, aged 24, he was working as a printer’s labourer. His parents, Henry William Sims, 51, a copper and steel plate printer born in Lambeth, and Henrietta Sims, 50, from Richmond, had had two children, but one died. The family lived at 31 Ely Place, Stockwell, in 6 rooms, which they shared with 3 boarders, all born in Lambeth: Emma Chaproniere, 76, a pensioner; Louie Chaproniere, 33, a sewing machinist; and Ivy Henrietta Chaproniere, 5. Ten years previously, the Sims family lived at 37 Ely Place. Henry was born in Lambeth.