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George Vernon DAVIES

OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressToorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs J A Davies, 292 Williams Road, Toorak, Victoria
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: Refers 12 October 1917.

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704 (25 May 1918)' 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in going forward through an intense barrage and establishing a regimental aid post in an advanced position, remaining on duty continuously for fifty four hours, often working in the open under heavy fire. When the aid post was hit by a shell he extricated a man who was buried, and continued his work. He remained for fifteen hours after the battalion was relieved till the last men was carried back to safety, and set a magnificent example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
Date: 24 September 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Alan Cathcart DAVIES, 59th Bn, died of disease, 25 April 1918; 804 Sergeant Basil Rayner DAVIES MM, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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