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Charles Victor DAVENPORT

Regimental number455
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoiler maker
AddressFairlight Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alfred Davenport, Fairlight Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name44th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Work at St.Yves on 4-5 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 6 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917

Military Medal

'At ST. YVES No. 458 Sergeant Charles Victor DAVENPORT, was a member of the Company engaged on the removal of Gas Cylinders from the front line on the 4th and 5th June, 1917. Throughout the whole of this arduous and dangerous operation Sergeant DAVENPORT displayed great resourcefulness. He carried Cylinders and set a fine example of determination and devotion to duty to the men in his platoon. During the whole operation he was under an exceptionally heavy shell fire and his actions are highly commended.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1946
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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