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Henry Andrew DAVIES

Regimental number22
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPainter
AddressRoyal Mail Hotel, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Bradshaw, Royal Mail Hotel, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Menitorious Service Medal


Work from 22 September 1917 to 30 January 1918.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of parties carrying stores forward to the front line during period 22nd September, 1917, to 30th Janruary, 1918. This Warrant Officer was continually with ration parties, and the welfare of the men in the line has always been his motive. His men were several times dispersed by shell fire, but he re-organised them and was always able to get the necessary supplies to the troops. By skilfull handling of his men he saved many casualties and set a splendid example of courage and coolness throughout. This R.Q.M.S. is an original member of the Battalion from which he has never been absent. His work has always been of sterling worth to the unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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