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Reuben Thomas Henry DAVIES

Regimental number549
Place of birthKimbley, Tasmania
SchoolSt Patricks (Catholic) Convent, Latrobe, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJockey
Address22 South Street, Invermay, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Thomas Davies, Latrobe, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He took much interest with his horses both home and abroad and rode with a good deal of success." Details from Father.
FateDied of disease 8 October 1919
Place of death or woundingBonough Isolation Hospital
Age at death27.4
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialWeymouth Cemetery (B, "C", 2023), Dorset.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Henry DAVIES, Gilbert Street, Latrobe, Tasmania, and the Late Agnes DAVIES. Born at Kimberley, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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