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William Hannand DAVISON

Regimental number553
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinBrother, Thomas Davison, c/o Dixons High School, Southport, Queensland
Enlistment date10 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Only that he told me while training in Salisbury Plains, England he was promoted or awarded as a first class bomb thrower before his battalion sailed for France." Details from Brother.
FateKilled in Action 26 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 31), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Charles Annan peter and Mary Ann DAVISON. Born at Townsville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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