Other names: Tom Albert
Locations in this story: Milford on Sea, HampshireTuckingmill, West Tisbury, WiltshireShaftesbury, DorsetAlvediston, WiltshireTitchfield, Wiltshire
Story: Tom Albert Sims was born in Milford on Sea, Hampshire, on 3 Dec 1897 the son of Tom Henry Sims, a Farmer, and Blanche Sims (nee Charlton). Shortly after his birth the family moved to Tuckingmill, West Tisbury, Wiltshire, and, by 1911, to Church Farm, Alvediston, Wiltshire. Tom received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/176714). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Ivy Constance Maloney was registered in Shaftesbury during 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at Church Farm, Alvediston, Wiltshire, described as a Poultry Farmer and also serving as an ARP Warden. His death was recorded in Titchfield, Hampshire, on 3 May 1966.