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Henry Durham DAVIES

Regimental number1150
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, C E Davies, Royal Exchange, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12 (27 January 1916).

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Harry Durham Davies on NR

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as sergeant of the 'mopping up" party. Although wqqounded badly in both legs, he refused to go out of action, and, single handed, took six prisoners. When ordered to go back to the dressing station he took back prisoners with him and before getting his wounds dressed, sent in a report on the situation at a time when it was obscure. His courage and devotion to duty were of the highest quality, and his work throughout the operations worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 January 1966
Age at death76
Place of burialStreaky Bay Cemetery, South Australia

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