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James Bernhardt DAVIS

Regimental number3371
Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHairdresser
AddressGlebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bessie Davis, 57 Broadway, Glebe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of too small chest measurement)
Enlistment date30 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt James Bernard Davis on NR
Discharge date15 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked devonport, England, 27 March 1917, and marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 9 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 15 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIS James Bernhardt

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