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Jim DAVIS

Regimental number20162
Date of birth8 August 1896
Place of birthNambucca Heads
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Davis, 'Resden', Lenthall Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Previous military service42nd Infantry
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameCavalry Divisional Signal Squadron 1, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 7 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Wireless Signal Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1182 Private Edward DAVIS, 13th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement; returned to Australia 4 December 1918.
Other details

Disembarked at Bombay on 10 October 1917, where he was admitted to hospital.

Embarked at Bombay per HT 'Varsova'on 2 March 1918, and disembarked at Basra on 8 March 1918.

On 14 May 1918, he was invalided to India per HT 'Vasna'.

He was taken on strength of the 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron on 23 March 1918.

He returned to Australia per HT 'Northbrook', and was discharged on 16 May 1919.

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Date of death2 July 1978
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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