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Raymond Leslie DAVIE

Regimental number3466
Place of birthBothwell, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Occupationcarpenter
AddressAtherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Davie, Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and leadership during the advance near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on the night of 24th/25th April 1918. both the Section Officer and Sergeant being casualties he promptly took command of a Sub-section and brought both guns into action under heavy enemy artillery fire. Many of the gun teams were killed or wounded, but he re-organised his teams and inflicted heavy losses on large parties of the enemy. he set a fine example of initiative and leadership throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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