Ernest Oswald DAVIS

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DAVIS, Ernest Oswald

Service Number: 3830
Enlisted: 21 October 1915, Armidale, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nundle, New South Wales, 14 November 1884
Home Town: Tamworth, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3830, Armidale, New South Wales
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3830, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3830, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3830, 18th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Doug Hooper

"...3830 Private Ernest Oswald Davis, 18th Battalion, of Tamworth, NSW. Husband of Violet Jane Davis of West Tamworth, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Runic (A54) on 25 June 1916. He was killed in action on 5 August 1916 in France, aged 30. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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