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Edwyn Hugh DAVIES

Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
AddressMalvern, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Estelle Maud Davies, 'Mizpah', Inkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameDecember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollField Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: "20 May 1918 (and 23 May 1918)"

FateReturned to Australia 10 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. on two consecutive nights this officer was responsible for throwing the foot bridges across a river in "No Man's Land". The first night he organized the operation and his covering party so skilfully that two bridges were constructed and bridge heads established in one and a half hours. The second night he launches a bridge with sappers only, and, while on his way to launch the second bridge, suffered 50 percent casualties, but got the bridge launched and reported ready just in time for the attack to commence. Then he helped to carry his casualties to the regimental aid post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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