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John Walter DAVIS

Regimental number3075
Place of birthParramatta, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationVanman
AddressLeona, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Davis, Leona, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Rifles, and in South African War.
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date8 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 56th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Admitted to 21st Casualty Clearing Station, 26 October 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 28 October 1916 (pleurisy), and admitted to 1st Australian General hospital, Rouen, 29 October 1916; transferred to United Kingdom, 3 November 1916, and admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Dublin (valvular disorder of the heart); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 November 1916.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 10 April 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: valvular disease of the heart), Sydney, 8 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as DAVIES.
Date of death21 September 1931
Age at death58
Place of burialManly West Cemetery, New South Wales

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