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Louis Walter DAVIES

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSecretary
Addressc/o Mrs F S Lee, "Eupsdale", Prospect Road, Summer Hill
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Conder, c/o Mrs F S Lee, 'Eupsdale,' Prospect Road, Summer Hill
Enlistment date14 January 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 7 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "1-2 December 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a post he discovered from three deserters that many more of the enemy were willing to desert. Having warned all the other posts, he, with two other ranks, accompanied by a covering party, got in behind the enemy's forward line. More than a score of the enemy returned with the party, which was fired on from the flank. He showed fine determination and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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