William Munro Sim was born
in Aberdeenshire the son of James and Johan Sim of Lotts in Skerray; he was the
husband of Minnie Doris Sim from Southend on Sea. He was a Regular soldier in
the Scots Guards at the outbreak of World War Two and may have served in France
with the British Expeditionary Force. If he had served with the B.E.F. then he
would have been evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940 when the Royal Navy rescued
the British Army from France.
Lance Corporal William Munro Sim was killed
when he was caught up in a German air raid on Tuesday the 10 of
September 1940 during the London Blitz; he was twenty-five years of age.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL
Sim William M.
2695069. Lance Corporal. (b) Aberdeenshire. Killed in the United Kingdom the
19-9-40. Scots Guards
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES
Sim Lance Corporal William
Munro 2695069. Scots Guards. 19 September 1940. Aged 25. Son of
James Ross Sim and Johan Sim, husband of Minnie Doris Sim of Southend on Sea.
Plot R. Grave 12206.
Lance Corporal William Munro
Sim 2695069 Scots Guards is buried in a war grave at SOUTHEND ON SEA (SUTTON
ROAD) CEMETERY ESSEX.