Allan Isaac DAVEY

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DAVEY, Allan Isaac

Service Number: 9
Enlisted: 21 July 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Terowie, South Australia, 31 October 1894
Home Town: Terowie, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Muirden College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in action, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium, 22 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot: IV; Row: A; Grave: 2.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Terowie Public School Honor Roll, Terowie War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 9, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 9, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
4 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 32nd Infantry Battalion
22 Oct 1917: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Wounded 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Rootsweb ID: I449862 Birth Record 31 Oct 1894 in Terowie, South Australia

Father:  Edward DAVEY  (b:1861 - d. 1956)
Married:  13/8/1890 in Terowie, SA
Mother: Caroline Susan DEARLOVE (b: 25/4/1862 Meredey, SA - d.12/9/1956 Unley SA)

Siblings:
Alexander William DAVEY   b: 8/2/1891 in Kooringa, Burra, SA
Horace Edward Dearlove DAVEY  b: 10/9/1892 in Terowie, SA
Alan Isaac DAVEY   b: 31/10/1894 in Terowie, SA
Roy Herbert DAVEY   b: 10/8/1896 in Terowie, SA

 

Uncle William DAVEY (b.12/12/1853 SA - d.23/5/1937 in Mile End, SA)
1st marriage: 7/12/1876 in Mannanarie, SA
            Alice ROBINSON  (b: 24/2/1857 in Black Springs, SA - d.29/8/1879 in Walloway, SA)
Cousin:
Frederick William Clark Wilkins DAVEY b: 19/10/1878 in Orroroo, SA

2nd marriage:  26/6/1882 in Saddleworth, SA
Aunty: Lucy Jane TALL (b: 23/4/1861 in Willunga, SA - d.19/3/1949 Mile End SA)

Cousins:
Alfred Ernest DAVEY  b: 28/4/1883 in Terowie, SA
Alice DAVEY   b: 10/11/1884 in Terowie, SA
Arthur DAVEY   b: 26/4/1887 in Terowie, SA
Lilly DAVEY   b: 2/5/1889 in Terowie, SA
Emma DAVEY   b: 7/5/1891 in Terowie, SA
Amy DAVEY   b: 31/3/1895 in Terowie, SA
William DAVEY   b: 18/3/1897 in Terowie, SA
Florence DAVEY   b: 14/4/1900 in Terowie, SA
Archibald Colin DAVEY   b: 14/1/1902 in Terowie, SA
Jack DAVEY   b: 19/2/1904 in Terowie, SA

 

Brother:   4718 Horace Dearlove Edward Davey
               6/5/1915  enlisted
               Private in Australian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 1
               15/6/1915  embarked from Port of Melbourne, VIC onboard HMAT A62 Wandilla
               12/11/1916 returned to Australia onboard HT Wilstsire
               27/3/1917  embarked onboard Militiades to England
               4/10/1917  gun shot wound right arm and leg (severe)
               24/1/1918  returned to Australia onboard HS Dunluce Castle
               12/9/1918  discharged from service

Cousin:   1665 Arthur Davey
               Private in 50th Battalion
               15/2/1916 enlisted in Adelaide
               11/4/1916 embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A60 Aeneas
               9/6/1917   killed in action, France
               "stated as buried:  3/4 mile Nth-East of Messines"
                NO KNOWN GRAVE
                His name is commemorated on Panel 29 at The Ypres MENIN GATE Memorial, Belgium.
                His name is commemorated on Panel 150 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Cousin:     2521 William Davey
                Private in 48th Battalion
                26/7/1916 enlisted in Adelaide
                28/8/1916 embarked onboard HMAT Anchises
                19/2/1919 gun shot wound arm - returned to Australia
                30/9/1976 passed away - cremated in Centennial Park Cemetery

Previous service:  3yrs Volunteer School Cadets

Described on enlisting as 21yrs 8mths old, 5' 10 1/4" tall; 151 lbs; medium complexion;
blue eyes; dark hair; Methodist

21/7/1915    enlisted at Keswick, SA
                   K Group, Base Infantry

14/8/1915    transferred to 32nd Infantry Battalion, as Private

16/8/1915    appointed to A Company, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Mitcham Camp
                   as a Sergeant

18/11/1915  embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A2 Geelong
                   as a Sergeant in 32nd Battalion, A Company
18/12/1915  disembarked into Suez, Egypt

The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916.

7/6/1916      embarked onboard HMT Transylvania, to join British Expeditionary Forces, Alexandria
23/6/1916    disembarked into marseilles, France

19/7/1916    gun shot wound to feet (wounded in action during the Battle of Fromelles)
22/7/1916    admitted to No.3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, before rejoining
                   his unit nearly two months later.

4/4/1917      detached at Officers Training School, England
                   and placed on Supernumeracy List
7/4/1917      Sergeant marched in from No.5 Officer Cadet Battalion in Cambridge, England
                   to 32nd Battalion
4/8/1917      graduated as a Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt)
                   and posted to General Infantry Reinforcements
                   rejoined his unit near Racquinghem later that month

20/8/1917    marched out to unit, Havre, France
22/8/1917    taken on strength of 32nd Battalion, in the field

28/8/1917    detached to Signalling Course
11/9/1917    rejoined unit in the field

22/10/1917   2nd Lieutenant Davey was killed in action near Zillebeke  (23 years of age)
                    buried in valley half way between Westhook Ridge and Bellewarde Rigde,
                    south of Plank Road, near hedge running North to South about 23 miles
                    east of Ypres.

1920 body exhumed and reinterned in:
                    Hooge Crater Cemetery
                    Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium
                    Plot: IV; Row: A; Grave: 2.

His name is commemorated on Panel 120 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:         1914/15 Star (24223), British War medal (24796) and Victory medal (24629)
                    Memorial Plaque and Scroll (357431)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  20/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

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