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Albert DAVIS

Regimental number505
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
OccupationPicture framer
Address9 Llewellyn Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Davis, 9 Llewellyn Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date1 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll505A
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Discharge date4 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to Australian Details, Nos 6 & 7 Camps, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.

Transferred to 4th Division Machine Gun Company, 13 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 May 1917; taken on strength, 10th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 16 June 1917.

Transferred to 40th Bn, 30 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh and leg), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 October 1917; to England, 17 October 1917, and admitted same day to 3rd Western General Hospital, Newport (wound, left leg, right arm). Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 October 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 November 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 Fenruary 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 March 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 30 March 1918; remained at duty.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 2 August 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 August 1918; to 25th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 7 August 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 24 August 1918; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 26 August 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 28 September 1918; rejoined unit, 8 October 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 18 October 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps Gas School, 20 October 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 26 October 1918.

Reverted to Private on CO's orders, 26 October 1918.

On leave to England, 11 February 1919; rehjoined unit from leave (extension having been granted), 5 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 14 April 1919; marched in to No 4 Group, Codford, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Rio-Pardo', 27 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 4 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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