Edward Thorne DAVIES

DAVIES, Edward Thorne

Service Number: 3083
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Portarlington, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Castlemaine, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: 14 June 1973, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Altona Memorial Park, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3083, 21st Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3083, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3083, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
4 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3083, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
2 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Pioneer Battalion, France
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3083, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3083, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Polygon Wood
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3083, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
30 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3083, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
26 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3083, 5th Pioneer Battalion, RTA 9 February 1919 and discharged as medically unfit (no other details).

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother: 3080 Private Arthur John DAVIES, 5th Pioneer Battalion, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.