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Leslie George DAVISON

Regimental number2353
Place of birthRaglan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Avenue, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs F L Davison, The Avenue, Granville, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Lester George Davison on NR

Military Medal

'On the morning of 11th September, 1918, Sergeant DAVISON was in charge of a sub-section (two guns) attached 4th Australian Infantry Batttalion for attack. An enemy counter attack from the flank compelled the Infantry to withdraw. With great coolness Sergeant DAVISON got his guns into action covering the withdrawal and only withdrew to the outpost line 4 hours later. During the attack the officer in charge of the Section, Lieutenant IFOULD, was wounded and Sergeant DAVISON assumed command of the section and though suffering from the effects of gas remained on duty until relieved. He was then evacuated. This act of conspicuous courage was not brought to notice previously for inclusion in previous lists owing to the fact that the officer in charge of his section was evacuated wounded. In every engagement he has been in, this N.C.O. has acquitted himself with courage, coolness and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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