Adolphus Colston DAVIS


DAVIS, Adolphus Colston

Service Number: 3418
Enlisted: 17 July 1916, Brisbane
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gloucestershire, England, 1891
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Otitis Media, 27th Auxiliary Hospital, Rosemount, Queensland, Australia, Australia, 9 March 1921
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Portion 7A, Section 61, Allotment 17
Memorials: Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3418, 47th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3418, 47th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3418, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
2 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 47th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1918: Imprisoned Prisoner of War in German hands
31 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3418, 47th Infantry Battalion
9 Mar 1921: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Adolphus Colston DAVIS was born in Gloucestershire, England in 1891

His parents were Edward DAVIS & Emma GULWELL who married in 1877 (registered in Chipping Sodbury, England)

He enlisted in Brisbane on 17th July, 1916 & embarked from Sydney on 24th January, 1917 on the ship Ayrshire with the 47th Infantry Battalion, 9th Reinforcements

He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 2nd November, 1917

On 5th April, 1918 he was listed as missing & later found to be a prisoner of war in German hands - he was repatriated on 2nd December, 1918 and embarked to return to Australia on 5th March, 1919 on the ship Nevasa & was discharged on 31st May, 1919

Adolphus married Constance Mary QUINLAN in Queensland on 25th August, 1920 and had one known daughter, Patricia Mary DAVIS born 1921

He died in the 27th Auxiliary Hospital in Rosemount Queensland due to Otitis Media (disease of the middle ear) and is buried in the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal