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DAVIS, John
(Service number 8/561)

Aliases
First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Sandymount, Dunedin
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Michael Davis (father), Sandymount, Dunedin
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With 4th Otago Company
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli, Messines
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded at Gallipoli

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 7 June 1917 Age 32
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference II. L. 12
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial (as J Davis? or is this another?)

Biographical Notes

son of Michael & Janet Davis. Born at Sandymount, Otago Peninsula

Sources

Cenotaph Jan 2014

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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