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Regimental number3133
Place of birthYenlba Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressSurat PO, Surat, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Davidson, Surat PO, Surat, Queensland
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack West of BELLENGLISE on the 18th September, 1918. As Platoon Scout he went forward and found gaps in the wire for his platoon to pass through. When enemy dugouts ere reached he was always first on the spot and prevented the enemy putting up any defence. His courage and coolness were remarkable through out the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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