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Arthur Luke Stevens DAVEY

Regimental number4622
Date of birth--/04/1893
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
Address294 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr W Davey, 294 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF12
Promotion date: 23 July 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF12
Promotion date: 7 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Coolness and initiative in leading men in successful counter attack. (Bullecourt 6 May 1917).
Recommendation date: 17 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a raiding party of three officers and fifty other ranks. He led his men with such dash that the enemy were taken completely by surprise, one machine gun and ten prisoners were taken, three dug outs bombed, and a number of the enemy killed. No casualties were suffered by the party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a raiding party of three officers and fifty other ranks. He led his men with such dash that the enemy were taken completely by surprise, one machine gun and ten prisoners were taken, three dug outs bombed, and a number of the enemy killed. No casualties were suffered by the party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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