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Ray DAVIS

Regimental number6193
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationSchool teacher
Address'Thornton', Sayers Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, F H Davis, 'Thornton', Sayers Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final rank incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as Private.
Discharge date3 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 December 1915.

Taken in strength, 4th Field Ambulance, 9 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 18 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 12th Field Ambulance, 29 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 17 July 1916.

Transferred to 4th Division Gas Staff, 23 August 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 1 October 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 21 March 1917 (food poisoning); discharged to duty, 21 March 1917.

Appointed Acting Staff sergeant, 1 July 1917.

On leave to Paris, 18 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 October 1918.

Detached to Chemistry School, Lille, 11 December 1918.

Instructed to report to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, for early repatriation, 1 January 1919, and reverted to Sergeant.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 7 April 1919; discharged, Perth, 3 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIS Ray

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