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Henry Bartlett DAVIS

Place of birthMaclean New South Wales
AddressLocal Government Department, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G Davis, Jp., 'Norwood', Ware Street, Fairfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 27 September 1918


Military Cross

'For his useful and gallant conduct during the operations near Le Vergieur, north west of St. Quentin, and against the Hindenburg outpost line, as brigade intelligence officer, on 18th September 1918. Prior to the commencement of the operations, he carried out a daring reconnaissance along the whole brigade frontage, and definitely located the whereabouts of all the enemy posts and positions immediately on our front, and also supervised the laying of the 'jumping off' tapes for the brigade. During the progress of the fight he went forward with the assaulting troops, behaved most gallantly, and kept brigade constantly advised as to the progress of events.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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