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John McLeod DAVIES

Regimental number164
Place of birthCressy, Tasmania
SchoolElliott
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressElliott via Burnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert E Davies, Elliott via Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He lies buried at Bon Jean cemetery on banks of River Lys outside Town of Armentieres, North France." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 3 January 1917
Place of death or woundingHouplines
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 8), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Ernest and Agnes Eliza DAVIES, Elliott, Tasmania. Born at Cressy, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin: Neville Harrison killed abroard.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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