Thomas Henry DAVIES MM

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DAVIES, Thomas Henry

Service Number: 401
Enlisted: 22 July 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gloucester, England, United Kingdom, 1893
Home Town: Boolaroo, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Hamilton Public School, Hamilton, New South Wales
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 23 June 1918
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Plot 1V, Row A, Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boolaroo Presbyterian Honor Roll, Stockton Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 401, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 401, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 401, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
13 Aug 1916: Honoured Military Medal, Citations reads: At Petillon on the 19/20 July this man was an admirable worker and continues to carry stores across 'No Man's Land' until just prior to the withdrawal, and only gave up then due to utter exhaustion. This man made so may trips it was impossible to keep tally.
23 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 401, Gunshot wound to the left arm
23 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 401, 30th Infantry Battalion, Wound on second occasion. Penetrating wound to the upper abdomen

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Davies of Spiers Point, Boolaroo via Cockle Cree, NSW

1-3 January 1918 - AWOL, fined 6 days field punishment plus 9 days full pay

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal