Old Whatsapp chat history

Hello! Could you please help me?
My samsung galaxy s3 phone was water damaged and is not working at all. I inserted my old simcard and memory card into my friends phone and downloaded whatsapp. I linked it to my old number but when i opened it there were no contacts/chat history at all. Is there any way i could get back my old whatsapp chat history? There are some important messages there.
Thank you in advance