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David Leslie DAVIES

Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
AddressRoyal Military College, Duntroon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T H Davies, 107 Seymour Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceR M College
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLT (Prov)
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 33rd Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 June 1917

Bar to Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as forward observing officer. He worked continually in exposed positions under heavy shell fire, by his initiative and skill transmitting valuable information, later he carried out a successful reconnaissance leading and organizing a party to secure portions of enemy guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of Clery on 20th August 1918, in close support of the infantry advance. He directed concentration of fire of the guns as they arrived, and maintained the rate of fire until communications were opened with brigade headquarters. His energy and ability throughout ten days fightings largely contributed to the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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