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Arthur Leslie DAVIES

Regimental number3625
Place of birthNarrabri, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCab driver
AddressDouble Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Samuel Galbraith, 37 Bay Street, Double Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 June 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Double Bay, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 25 December 1917 (mumps); disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917, and admitted to No 4 Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 26 December 1917; discharged, 18 January 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 January 1918.

Marched out to 3rd Training Bde, 26 January 1918; marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 27 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; marched into No 1 Overflow Camp, Calais, 1 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 4 April 1918; taken on strength of 13th Bn, in the field, 17 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 2 May 1918; admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, right eye); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 May 1918; to No 7 Ambulance Train, 3 May 1918; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 4 May 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 6 May 1918; discharged, 8 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 13 May 1918; rejoined 13th Bn, 19 May 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIES Arthur Leslie

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