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John Henry DAVEY

Regimental number6555
Place of birthWankeringa, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressWankaringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Miss H M Davey, Angas Orphanage, Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date27 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 19 June 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when, although badly wounded, he continued to control his Lewis gun section, and reached the final objective. He then covered the consolidation, and did great execution with his gun, ultimately collapsing from loss of blood.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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