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George Arthur DAVIES

Regimental number172
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
Address369 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJoseph Davies, Mt Keira, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military service7th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Hearing that a man was lying out in the open wounded, he led some men through a very heavy barrage and carried him into safety. When a truck of ammunition which was part of a light train was set on fire by an enemy shell he rushed to the spot with two men and uncoupled it, in spite of exploding ammunition, and after about fifteen minutes work succeeded in isolating the burning truck from the remainder. It was largely owing to his courage and determination that many lives and a quantity of ammunition were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death23 April 1976

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