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Regimental number1937
Place of birthVancouver Canada
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPost Office Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, Richard Davis, Post Office, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Medal

'During the nights of 9th/10th and 10th/11th June 1917 he displayed great courage, endurance and devotion to duty in carrying wounded steadily for 43 hours on end, always under Shell Fire which was frequently very heavy, especially during the second night. By his soldierly example and cheerful behaviour he encouraged his comrades to keep going right through a very severe spell of work, also during the second night 10th/11th June 1917 he attended to one of his fellow stretcher bearers who was badly wounded, while under a very heavy barrage near MESSINES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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

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