|Place of birth||Toorak, Victoria|
|Other Names||Henry Gascoigne|
|School||Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||Cluden Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth L Davies, Cluden Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||37|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Sir Matthew Henry and Lady Elizabeth Locke DAVIES, 'Cluden', Cluden Street, Brighton, Victoria. Native of Toorak, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Cousins: 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; Lt George Forrest DAVIES MC, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919; Captain George Vernon DAVIES DSO MM, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Taken on strength of 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 4 April 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, 4 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note on B.103, 'presumed buried in No Man's Land approx 5J9043 to 5K0251[,] bodies never recovered[,] Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 881109, 4631 Pte L.C. WRIGHT, C Company, 59th Bn (patient, 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples), 29 November 1916: 'Harry Davies was a friend of mine and when I returned to the Bn. in Aug. I asked my pal, R. Bryant (both Davies and I were with him in Egypt) about him. "Oh he was killed in an attack we made at Fleurbaix, on 19th. July, at about 6.0, (sic) on a 400 yard front. I saw him shot myself." The bodies are still lying out there: it has been impossible to get them in. Our front is the same to-day.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAVIES Henry Gascoyne
Red Cross file 881109