|Place of birth||Gympie, Queensland|
|Address||c/o Mrs M. MacFarlane, Vulture Street East, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, J.D. Davies, Henry Street, Gympie, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years 7 months in the Royal Australian Field Artillery.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Acting Sergeant|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Acting Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 6), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Mother: Louisa E. DAVIES, Henry Street, Gympie, Queensland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 5 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Taken on strength of 31st Bn and promoted Corporal, Serapeum, 12 December 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, 16 December 1916.
Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 2 February 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, 3 February 1916; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Serapeum, 4 February 1916; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 10 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Buried Sailly-sur-La-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, no date recorded.
Statement, Red Cross File No 880811, 412 Pte T. McBRYDE, 31st bn, 27 February 1917: 'We were in action at Fleurbaix. We held the trenches and were then bombed out. Sergt. Davies was killed by a shell at 6.15 in the afternoon of the 19th July. I do not know if his body was recovered and buried.'
Second statement, 1570 Pte W.G. RALSTON, 31st Bn, 27 February 1917: 'I knew him quite well, we were at Fleurbaix. During the attack his head was blown off by a shell. I was fairly close to him at the time but I do not know if his body was recovered and buried.'
Third statement, 4 Sergeant A.C. COMPTON, 31st Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 28 February 1917: 'I saw him blown to pieces and you could not find a single bit of him, as the shell exploded about a yard ahead of him.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAVIES Bertram
Red Cross file 880811