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George Alfred DAVIS

Regimental number5357
Date of birth1890
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Addressc/o R J Cook, Cole Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Davis, Britannia, 2 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date14 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1916; taken on strength, 60th Bn, 14 October 1916.

Wounded in action (shell shock), 1 November 1916; transferred to England, 27 November 1916, and admitted to Stroud Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, 27 November 1916. Granted furlough, 17 January 1917. Admitted sick to Brigade Hospital (appendicitis), Perham Downs, 17 February 1917. Found guilty, 14 February 1917, of being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 1 February to 4 pm, 13 February 1917: awarded 13 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 26 days' pay. Transferred to Red Cross Hospital, Devizes, 16 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked in Melbourne, 12 February 1918; discharged, 14 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1966
Age at death76

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