DAVIS, Robert Ernest
(Service number 57488)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||25 May 1895||Place of Birth||Kurow|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o F. Jones, Riccarton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss A. DAVIS (sister), 24 Tinakori Road, Wellington|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements, Canterbury nfantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||15 August 1917|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Lost left leg
|Date||4 July 1950||Age||55 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 1A, Plot 46|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert Ernest Davis was born on 25 May 1895 at Kurow, the youngest son of Thomas and Mary (née Beveridge) Davis. He was educated initially at Kurow School, moving to Union Street School in Dunedin, after his father’s death. In 1909 he entered Oamaru North School, under the guardianship of his oldest brother. His mother had died in 1906. From Oamaru North, Robert went on to High School in Dunedin.
Robert Ernest Davis was a stable boy at Bluecliffs, St Andrews, when his name was drawn in the Military Service Ballot late in 1916. On enlisting he was a groom at Riccarton, and named his sister Agnes as next-of-kin. By the 1919 electoral roll, Tobert Davis was recorded as a jockey at Temuka. This was Robert Davis who had lost his left leg In the war.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 September 2020]; School Admission records [30 September 2020]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, burial record (Christchurch City Council) [01 October 2020]; Star, 15 December 1916 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020]
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