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Hubert Francis DAVIS

Regimental number2562
Place of birthWestbury, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWynyard, Tasmania
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSon, Richard J Davis, Wynyard, Tasmania
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 4th October, 1917, East of YPRES, for conspicuous bravery in action. This N.C.O. showed great daring and resource as a Scout. Several times he brought in most valuable information especially regarding concentration of the enemy for counter attack. It was entirely due to him that artillery were informed and broke up the attack before it developed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1960

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