David John Reginald DAVIS

Regimental number1301
Place of birth10 Howell Street, Cilpymydd, Glamorganshire, Wales
SchoolCilpymydd Board School, Wales
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs J Griffiths, Gorte Issaf, Derry Ormond, Cards, Wales, England
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Trained at Lampeter College. Emigrated to Australia in 1911 for purpose of better educational training and at outbreak of war in year 1914 joined the Australian Imperial Force." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be David John Davis on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death10 August 1915
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David Rees Griffiths andJane Griffiths, Goitre-issaf, Derry Ormond, Llangybi, Cardiganshire, Wales. Native of Cilfynydd, Glam. 19
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal