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William St John Stevens DAVIDSON

ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDentist
AddressWarrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinMiss I Fitzgerald, c/o C Hogan, 60 Lisson Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military service46th Bty. A.F.A.
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'For meritorious service and devotion to duty whilst in command of 2nd Australian D.A.C. during operations on the Somme and especially for good service in the advance in February.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

DSO


'For consistent devotion to duty and conspicuous ability shown in maintaining supplies of ammunition in every engagement since April 1916. He has, on every occaion, proved himself a capable commander of his unit.'
Recommendation date: 9 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

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