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Edgar Alfred DAVIS

Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationForeman
AddressHamilton Street, Seddon, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie May Davis, Hamiltonstreet, Seddon, Victoria
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company during an attack. Although slightly wounded, he remained at his post and succeeded in preventing the enemy from regaining a footing in the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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