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Charles Harold DAVIS

Regimental number1934
Place of birthCaulfield, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Hampden Davis, Cloverlea, Roseberry Grove, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when his battalion was ordered to fill a gap caused by an enemy counter attack. The position was very obscure but he reconnoitred it through an intense barrage, and guided his company to the position. By his energy and fearlessness he set a magnificent example to the battalion at a very critical moment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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