DAVEY, Frederick Horden
(Service number 10/333)

Aliases Fred. Frederick Hawdon DAVEY
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment York House, Feilding
Occupation Drapers employee
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W. H. DAVEY, James Street, Kensington, Timaru
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 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

Military Awards

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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


Date Reason

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.

Post-war Occupations

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

Biographical Notes

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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