Clayton Edginton (Mayton Eginton) DAVIS DSO, MC, MID

DAVIS, Clayton Edginton

Service Numbers: Officer, VX80921 (V17441)
Enlisted: 26 April 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Elsternwick, Melbourne, 25 September 1891
Home Town: Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Grammar School, University of Melbourne (law - grad. 1914)
Occupation: Army Officer, Barrister and Solicitor
Died: Cooma, New South Wales, 4 November 1957, aged 66 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Peacetime

26 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria

World War 1 Service

10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, SN VX80921 (V17441), Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN VX80921 (V17441), 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 29th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

Military Cross Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership. He dealt with a group of enemy strong points during an attack with great skill. He was untiring in his efforts, and encouraged hie men during the work of consolidation under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, from an unprotected flank, and, when the enemy counter-attacked, they were crushed by the Lewis gun fire which he personally superintended. His example of determination and resource was of the utmost value.

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Recommended for VC - Awarded DSO

NOTE: Name is incorrectly spelt on Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) as Mayton Eginton Davis. Real name: Clayton Edginton Davis.