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Thomas DAVIDSON

Regimental number818
Place of birthCampbell Town, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCampbelltown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Thomas Davidson, Campbelltown, Tasmania
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, during operations, south of MESSINES, for his gallant conduct and personal bravery. Before his Company reached its objective it was partially held up a hostile machine gun. He went forward to endeavour to dislodge the gun, and although wounded in the head, succeeded in entering the trench and shooting the Germans operating the gun. By his gallant action he undoubtedly saved many casualties to his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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