DAVEY, Francis James
(Service number 8/1448 & 1/22/20)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||27 November 1886||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||15 December 1914. 18 July 1940 (WWII)||Age||28 yrs. 54 yrs (WWII)|
|Address at Enlistment||Kiri Road, Te Kiri|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Married. Widowed (WWII)|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. F. DAVEY (wife). Miss J. DAVEY (daughter), care of G. DAVEY, Main North Road, Temuka, South Canterbury|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Battalion. GVP Home Defence (WWII)|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Regiment. Home Service Section (WWII)|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||5 March 1916. 9 January 1941 (WWII)||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Suffered a gun shot wound to the left shoulder on 9 May 1915. Admitted to St George's Hospital, Malta, & Walton-on-Thames Hospital, London.
|Date||21 July 1948||Age||61 yrs|
|Place of Death||Taumarunui|
|Notices||NZ Herald, 22 July 1948|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Manunui Cemetery, Manunui|
|Memorial Reference||RSA Section|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of George & Maria Jane (nee FINLAY) DAVEY, of Temuka. Brother Stanley Edward DAVEY was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme. Brothers Arthur & Henry George DAVEY also served in WWI. Served in the Home Defence in WWII. Married Jane Maria CAMPBELL in 1913, at Pihama (she died in 1913); married 2nd lice Fanny CORBETT in 1917 at Wellington. Five children.
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