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William John DAVIES

Regimental number3666
Place of birthKensington, London, England
SchoolGloucester Road School, Peckham, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Davies, 47 Hornby Road, Peckham, London, England
Previous military serviceIn territorials, 24th Regt. The Queens
Enlistment date2 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was a good all round athlete. One of 3 school fellows who won the MarKelly Shield for Gloucestor Road School in 1910 (100 yards running). Was Goal Keeper for St Lukes Church Football Club, Peckham." Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 21 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death20
Place of burialRecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row V, Grave No. 21), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Terang, Victoria

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