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George Frederick DAVIS

Regimental number7973
Date of birth1875
Place of birthSouthampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinDaughter, Miss D M Davis, c/o Heritage and Co Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 December 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date12 November 1919
Family/military connectionsStep-son: 52140 Pte William Harold DAVIS, AIF Headquarters, discharged, 1 April 1920, on account of desertion.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, 20 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1918; taken on strength, 12th Bn, 20 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right knee, severe); transferred to England, 27 August 1918; rejoined unit, 3 November 1918. Attached for duty to Field Bakery, 10 January 1919; rejoined unit, 8 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool, 1 August 1919; disembarked, 29 September 1919; discharged, 12 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death3 November 1950
Age at death75
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6, Grave No. 25), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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