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Ray Stuart DAVIS

Regimental number2097
Place of birthGoorambat, Victoria
AddressStewarton via Goorambat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William J Davis, Stewarton via Goorambat, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 5th October, 1918 in the attack on MONTBREHAIN, north of ST. QUENTIN while advancing up a gully his platoon was subjected to heavy machine gun fire from a railway embankment. in spite of the heavy casualties sustained in the section, Corporal DAVIS was superb as a section commander and handled his section so well that the capture of four machine guns on the railway embankment was in a large measure due to his good work. He arranged a small diversion on the flank and then led a frontal bayonet charge that captured the post. Throughout the whole day he was to the fore and set his section an excellent example of courage and resourcefulness.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 March 1963

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