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Alfred Eric DAVERN

Regimental number5950
Date of birth1887
Place of birthTasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManager
AddressDesmond, Croydon Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Julia Davern, Desmond, Croydon Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date19 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; joined 20th Bn in the field, 9 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm and hand); admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France, 4 May 1917. Transferred to England on board HS 'Aberdonia', 14 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 15 May 1917. Granted furlough, 3-17 August 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia, 27 September 1917; discharged, 19 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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