DAVEY, Frederick Horden
(Service number 10/333)
|Aliases||Fred. Frederick Hawdon DAVEY|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||York House, Feilding|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W. H. DAVEY, James Street, Kensington, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Limerick or Arawa|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||A Co., Wellington Infantry|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded at the Dardanelles in 1915. Wounded by a bullet in the back of the leg below the knee, lame.
Clerk; Borough Council employee.
|Date||27 February 1946||Age||57 yrs|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 28 February 1946|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 138, Plot 168|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Fred Hawdon Davey was the sixth son of William and Caroline DAVEY, of James Street, Timaru. His brother Oral Edgar DAVEY was killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli. Fred was wounded at the Dardanelles about the time that Oral was killed. Fred enlisted at Feilding at the outbreak of the war and left with the first force. He returned to Timaru in September 1915 by the Tahiti, having been wounded by a bullet in the leg and left lame. Fred gave 25 years of service in the employ of the Timaru Borough Council, primarily as rates clerk, and his comprehensive knowledge of land and its value was acknowledged at his death in 1946. He was also an enthusiastic sportsman, being involved in rugby, harriers and bowls, He was a vestryman at St Mary's Church where his funeral service was held, and he was a member of the Court Southern Cross Lodge. Fred was a foundation member of the Timaru Returned Soldiers' Association in Timaru. Fred married florence GRANDI in 1918 and was survived by Florence and one son, Derrick.
Cenotaph Database [11 August 2013]; TDC headstone image, Timaru Cemetery [11 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 14 May 1915 & 14 September 1915 (Papers Past) [09 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 28 February 1946, 1 March 1946 [x 2] (Timaru District Library) [27 June 2014]
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