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Edward Guy DAVIS

Regimental number3723
Date of birth5 November 1896
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLibrarian
AddressTempe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs G Davis, c/o Mrs Overall, 'Te Korah', Millgrove, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameCamel Corps, July 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 27 January 1919
Discharge date23 May 1919
Family/military connectionsUncle by marriage (future): 6519 Pte George Cecil ASHCROFT, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked from Sydney, 30 April 1918.

Marched in to Isolation Camp, Moascar North, Egypt, 7 June 1918.

Allotted to General Service Reinforcements, 19 June 1918.

Marched out to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Unit, 10 September 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 13 September 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to AMC Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 October 1918; discharged to AMC Training Unit, Moascar, 7 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board 'City of Exeter', 28 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel by sea to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: debility), 23 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N393277, Australian Military Forces, 1942-46.

Enlisted at Paddington, New South Wales, 27 April 1942.

Appointed Lieutenant (Provisional), Australian Army Pay Corps, 26 May 1942.

Promotions: Temporary Captain, Grade 1, 26 May 1942; Captain, 26 November 1943; Temporary Colonel (substantive Major), 28 March 1944; Lieutenant Colonel, 28 March 1944.

Appointed District Finance Officer, 28 March 1944.

Duty terminated, 17 July 1946. Relinquished rank of Temporary Colonel and granted rank of Honorary Colonel, 18 July 1946.

Medals: War Medal, Australian Service Medal
Date of death24 September 1976
Age at death79
Place of burialCremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales. Ashes scattered in St Mark's Garden of Remembrance, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales.~
SourcesNAA: B884, DAVIS Edward Guy

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