The AIF Project

Roy DAVIS

Regimental number51
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressNorth Yass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alfred L Davis, North Yass, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 174 (11 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For displaying conspicuous dash and enterprise in the handling of his machine guns and assisting the advance of troops on enemy trenches. The gun he handled personally was put out of action just before the fall of the last position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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