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John Stanley DAVIS

Regimental number3162
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Walter Davis, Lionel Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 December 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date22 January 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1917; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 24 February 1917 (venereal disease); disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 March 1917; transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 12 April 1917; discharged from hospital, 14 April 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days.

Marched into 11th Training Bn, 18 April 1917.

Found guilty, 1 June 1917, of, at Bulford, an offence to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: (1) urinating in the lines; (2) being out of camp after Tattoo: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Found guilty, 9 July 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 6 July, to 4.30 pm, 8 July 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Marched out to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 2 October 1917, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia, 31 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: bunions, flat feet), Perth, 22 January 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIS John Stanley

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