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Harry Ross DAVIS

Regimental number542
Place of birthHorsham Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressSearle Street, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J W Davis, Searle Street, Horsham, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 26 August 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 1 December 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered to Meritorious Service Medal)


Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For courage and initiative during the attack on Lihons, 11 August, 1918. This non-commissioned officer did splendid work in clearing out parties of the enemy. When his company was checked by machine gun fire he took two bombers forward and stalked five machine guns, putting them all out of action, and thus allowing the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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