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William Albert DAVIES

Regimental number1704
Place of birthSwanport , Soutrh Australia
SchoolMurray Bridge Public School, South Australia
AddressMurray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Davies, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1704A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary DAVIES, Murrary Bridge, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 9 February 1916. Taken on strength, 48th Bn, Tel el kebir, 9 March 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 March 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 25 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 30 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Allotted 'A' owing to duplication of regimental numbers.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 May 1917 (influenza); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 May 1917; to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 16 May 1917; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 18 May 1917; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeaux, 26 May 1917; rejoined unit, 17 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 April 1918 (shattered leg and thigh, and compound fracture, right tibia), and admiited to 13th Australian Field Ambulance; died of wounds, 4 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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