William Lawrence DAVIES MC

DAVIES, William Lawrence

Service Numbers: 5613, S3077
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Peters, South Australia, 28 September 1888
Home Town: St Peters (SA), Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Norwood Public School
Occupation: School Teacher
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Balaklava Port Wakefield St Albans Church Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Brompton Methodist Church Honor Roll, Norwood Primary School Honour Board, Port Wakefield Memorial Arch, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, St Peters Spicer Memorial Church Stained Glass Window Honor Roll WW1 (2)
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5613, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Jan 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
3 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, HMAT Barambah A37
1 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant

World War 2 Service

20 Aug 1941: Involvement Lieutenant Colonel, S3077
20 Aug 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, S3077
20 Aug 1941: Enlisted Keswick, SA
6 Dec 1945: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William DAVIES and Elizabeth nee LEE of 78 First Avenue, St. Peters, SA


Photograph sent by: W. Davies, Sourced from: State Records SA

William Lawrence Davies: Lieutenant : POB Adelaide SA : POE Adelaide SA : NOK M Davies Harriet Elizabeth

Depot NCO school 1 October 1915 - 16 December 1915 - 10th Reinforcements 27th Battalion

Promoted Sergeant 16 Jan 1916

Posted Officers School 16 Jan 1916

Commissioned 3 March 1916

Unit: 27th Bn

Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Award: Military Cross

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 21 August 1917

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 1785, position 3

Date of London Gazette: 26 April 1917

Location in London Gazette: Page 3939, position 4

Rank: Lieutenant

Roll title: 27 Infantry Battalion - 13 to 18 Reinforcements (June-December 1916)

Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Date of embarkation: 27 June 1916

Place of embarkation: Melbourne, Australia

Ship embarked on: HMAT Barambah A37