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Charles DAVIS

Regimental number457
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarnegie Street, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinW Davis, Longdon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12 (27 January 1916).

FateDischarged 11 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry on the 5th June 1915, during the operations near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). He was one of a small party who led by an Officer and under heavy fire, made a direct attack on a machine gun, which was destroyed.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8844
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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