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John DAVIS

Regimental number5081
Place of birthOamaru, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMasseur
Addressc/o Temple Bar Hotel, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 10"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. C. Davis, Oamaru, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 7th Regiment, New Zealand.
Enlistment date26 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date26 November 1917
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 1 May 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 10 May 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 May 1916 (old injury, knee); discharged to duty, 29 May 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 5 July 1916; discharged to duty, 25 July 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 24 days.

Admitted to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, 26 July 1916 (debility); discharged to duty, 28 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 27 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st NSW Training Bn, Perham Downs, England, 7 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916.

Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 25 September 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged, 1 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 102 days.

Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 11 January 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 25 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 27 January 1917 (enostosis femur); transferred to England, 8 February 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital (enostosis removed); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 5 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 13 March 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 March 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 8 May 1917; discharged, 5 June 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 29 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'New Zealand', 27 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 26 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIS John

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