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Reginald Walter DAVIS

Regimental number4409
Place of birthElder Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
SchoolWallaroo State Public School, Wallaroo, South Australia
AddressElder Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Davis, Elder Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and the Citizen Forces from which he enlisted.
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Was a member of the Town Band. Also a member of the Methodist Church Choir and Sunday School and was educating himself for the Ministry at time of enlistment. Was also a member of the J.O. Richabires." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 28 May 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Mary DAVIS, Elder Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: F.G. Davis No. 1930, 10th Battalion who enlisted January, 1915, and served on Gallipoli. Was invalided home and returned to the Front June, 1916. Invalided home, January, 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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