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Thomas Owen DAVIES

Regimental number2472
Place of birthSwansea Wales
ReligionProtestant
OccupationPostal department
Address8 Johnson Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Davies, 8 Johnson Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 18 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Proyart on 8-9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. who was signalling sergeant, took charge of all headquarters signallers and runners when his officer was wounded, and supervised the arrangements under heavy machine gun fire. The final objective was captured at 12.10 p.m., and by 1.10 p.m. he had all companies connected by telephone to battalion headquarters. He kept these lines in repair, going out for this purpose under heavy shell fire. His incessant work kept battalion headquarters in touch with the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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