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James Judge DAVIES

Regimental number2463
Place of birthCairns, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCentral Fire Station, Bow Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ernest Clark Davies, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCharters Towers, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 5 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Place of burialPort Said War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 19), Egypt.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
180
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parent: Ernest Clark DAVIES, Charters Towers, Queensland. Native of Cooktown, Quensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Marched into 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 16 June 1916.

Transferred to Machine Gun Section, 31 July 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Bde Machine Gun Squadron, Et Maler, 1 August 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, Hill 70, 9 October 1916; admitted to No 2 Australian Military Hospital, Port Said, 13 October 1916 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 24 October 1916 (dengue?); rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, Hill 70, 26 October 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Light Horse Field Ambulance, Masiad, 21 February 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to No 3 Light Horse Field Ambulance Reception Station, El Arish, 22 February 1917; discharged, 27 February 1917, and rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, Sheikh Zowaid, the same day.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 6 December 1917.

Injured, 7 December 1917 (spraind ankle; not to blame, in performance of military duty); admitted to Field Ambulance Reception Station, Kanatara, 8 December 1917; transferred to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 12 December 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 6 January 1918; discharged, 18 January 1918, and marched into Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, the same day.

To School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 3 February 1918.

Admitted to No 70 General Hospital, Abbassia, 17 February 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged, 7 March 1918, and marched into Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, the same day.

To Port Said Rest Camp, 13 March 1918; marched into Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, 3 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 28 April 1918; rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, 4 May 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 10 May 1918 (debility); admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 15 May 1918; transferred to Port Said Rest Camp, 27 May 1918; discharged, 12 June 1918, and marched into Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 17 June 1918; rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, 20 June 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 4 October 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 13 October 1918 (septic foot); dangerously ill, 20 October 1918.

Died, No 14 Australian General Hospital, 22 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried by Chaplain J. Hauter, Port Said Military Cemetery, 23 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIES James Judge

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