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Alfred Ignatius DAVIS

Regimental number3133
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHairdresser
Address187 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, B Davis, 187 York Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Le Verguier on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At 4.30 p.m. on 18th September 1918 near LE VERGUIER the enemy put a sudden burst of H.E. and gas on the temporary wagon lines of this battery. Personnel and horses were evacuated. It became necessary to return for the gun limbers. Driver DAVIS with his horses went back for his limber and one of his horses was killed. He procured a fresh horse and returned for the limber. On moving off the swingle bar hook broke. Driver DAVIS went away, fixed the swingle bar with wire and again went back for the limber and eventually succeeded in getting it out. This man has always been noted for his bravery and determination and his conduct on this occasion through heaviest fire and in gas was beyond praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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