The AIF Project

Alfred Francis DAVIS

Regimental number1615
Place of birthZillmere Queensland
OccupationLand agent
AddressWyreema, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A J Davis, Wyreema, Queensland
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918

Military Medal

'At 5pm. 29.9.17 this man was on duty at the Wagon Loading Post, BIRR CROSS ROADS. An enemy incendiary shell had ignited the end truck of a light train loaded with ammunition. Several shells exploded endangering the lives of all in the vicinity including wounded lying at the Loading Post thirty yards away. This man with Sergeant Davies and Private Flack of 14th Australian Field Ambulance uncoupled the remaining wagons and after working 10-15 minutes, during which more shells exploded, separated the remaining trucks from the burning one. This action helped to save life and much destruction that would have followed the complete burning of the train.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death25 May 1961
Place of burialRockhampton Crematorium

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