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Henry Walter DAVIS

Regimental number484
AddressCamperdown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs H W Davis, Jr, Camperdown, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 17 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. on the night 11th/12th February, 1917, constructed the advanced barricade in STORMY TRENCH north east of GUEUDECOURT under heavy attacks by the enemy. The work was most efficiently performed and it was only by the bravery and exertion and example set by him that his men remained at their post and completed the work. Had they withdrawn before it was completed it would probably have meant the loss of several lives. He showed marked ability in grasping the situation and handling men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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