Henry Edward DAVIES

DAVIES, Henry Edward

Service Numbers: SN 778, 778
Enlisted: 19 February 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia , 29 September 1891
Home Town: Goolwa, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fisherman
Died: Accidental (Injuries), United Kingdom, 20 January 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Wareham Cemetery, Dorset, England
B C 18
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goolwa Soldiers Memorial Gardens WW1 Memorial, Goolwa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 778, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Involvement Private, 778, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked Private, 778, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
20 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, 778, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 778 awm_unit: 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company Australian Machine Gun Corps awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-01-20
Date unknown: Wounded 778, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Son of Henry John Davies and Edith Harvey Newton

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 20th January........Private Henry Edward Davies was born at Port Pirie, South Australia in 1891. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 19th February, 1915 as a 23 year old Fisherman from Goolwa, South Australia.

Private Davies was posted to Egypt before being sent to France on 21st March, 1916. He was transferred to 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company at Rue Maile on 13th April, 1916.

Private Davies was admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance in Belgium on 8th September, 1916 with Pleurodynia & later invalided to England where he was admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital. He was discharged & transferred to No. 2 Command Depot at Weymouth on 12th November, 1916 then transferred to No. 4 Command Depot at Wareham on 18th January, 1917.

Private Henry Edward Davies was accidentally killed by a motor car accident (Taxi-cab) on 20th January, 1917 on Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England due to a fractured skull. An Inquest was held at Bournemouth on the 23rd January, 1917 which recorded “no blame attachable to anyone.” He was buried in Wareham Cemetery, Wareham, Dorset, England where 12 other Australian WW1 Soldiers are buried.

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