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Alfred Douglas DAVIES

Regimental number379
Place of birthRobertson New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor engineer
AddressMudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFriend, John Heron, 26 Falcon Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Electrical & Mechanical Mining Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty. He has been in charge of forward line power stations for 15 months and in times of emergency has always shown strong initiative and has kept power supplied to the underground systems under extreme conditions. At Winchester mine system he maintained over 1 mile of open cable along the front line, and electric pumps underground. When our system broke into the enemy mine system the workings became flooded resulting in loss of life. In 2 hours his staff had 500 yards of mains laid and an electric pump working.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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