Walter Allan DAVY

Badge Number: S13189, Sub Branch: Glenelg
S13189

DAVY, Walter Allan

Service Number: 6231
Enlisted: 25 May 1916, Orroroo
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Morchard, South Australia, 25 July 1888
Home Town: Morchard, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Morchard School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Pneumonia , Adelaide, South Australia, 17 June 1977, aged 88 years
Cemetery: North Brighton Cemetery, S.A.
Row 84. Buried with his wife Jemima Rose.
Memorials: Hawker War Memorial Park, Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Orroroo Morchard Men Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Orroroo
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6231, 10th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6231, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
20 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

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Biography contributed by Mackenzie White

Walter Allan Davy was born on 24th July, 1888 in Morchard. His mother was Mrs Agnes Davy and his father was Mr Robert Davy, they lived in Morchard, where Walter went to school. When Walter left school, he became a farm labourer.

He was a part of the Methodist religion.

He enlisted on 25 May, 1916, possibly because he saw that Australia needed help in France and England so he thought he must serve for his country to keep our freedom.

He set off to war on the 28 August, 1916, and was sent to France. He was sent all around Europe, mainly on the Western Front around the Etaples area. In this time and area were all the trench wars and the most brutal part of the war because their living conditions were horrible. They were wet, muddy and not ideal at all. In 1917, he suffered from trench feet for eight months, most likely from these conditions.

He made it back home alive on the 20th May, 1919 and married Mimie Norman. It would have been quite hard to fit back in with society after being gone for so long and some people may have forgotten about him, which can be hard for anyone. The date of his death is unknown.

 

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