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David DAVIES

Regimental number2102
Place of birthDevynock South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann Davies, 4 Hugh Street, Devynock, Breconshire, South Wales, England
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty when at WESTHOEK on the night of 16/17th October 1917 during a heavy gas and shell bombardment a gas shell struck the telephone pit burying two men. This man with absolute disregard to personal danger at once proceeded to dig them out, and succeeded in saving the lives of both men who were eventually evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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