Sydney Warrington DAVIES


DAVIES, Sydney Warrington

Service Number: 227
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in action, France, 24 October 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 227, 29th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 227, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 227, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
24 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 227, 29th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Sydney Warrington DAVIES was born at South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria in 1897

His parents were John DAVIES & Florence HILL

He had 4 years previous service in the Senior Cadets before he enlisted in Melbourne on 12th July, 1915 & embarked with the 29th Infantry Battalion, A Company on the HMAT Ascanius on 10th November, 1915

He was Killed in Action in France on 24th October,1916 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

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



DAVIES - A tribute of esteem to the memory of my late comrade, Private Sydney W. Davies, Machine gun section, 8th Infantry Brigade, Killed in Action in France, 24th October, 1916

"He gave his life for freedom, God grant it is not in vain

In peace a friend, in war a patriot - at all times, a man"

H. Summers, late A.I.F.


DAVIES - In sad and loving memory of Sydney Warrington Davies, killed in action in France, October 24, 1916

"Till the day dawns"