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Clarence DAVIES

Regimental number7988
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber
AddressCreswick Street, East Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, D R Davies, Creswick Street, East Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service21st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Clarance Davies on NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has served with the battery in France continuously since March 1916, having served through the autumn and winter campaign on the Somme in 1916, Ploegsteert, Messines, Nieuport and Menin-road in 1917, and throughout the present offensives. He has always shown marked gallantry and tenacity under fire under most trying circumstances, and by his courage and energy has gained the confidence of all members of the battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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