David Mancel DAVIES

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DAVIES , David Mancel

Service Number: 778
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row O, Grave 20 Headstone inscription reads: In sad but loving memory of our dear brother, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bendigo, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 778, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 778, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 778, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Martha Davies of Simpson's Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria.

Next of kin given as his brother George Davies of Glenrowan, Victoria before returning to Simpson's Road, Eaglehawk. Also brother of T.R. Davies of Camp Hotel, Eaglehawk and Selina Joyce Davies

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

Was a member of the Kerang Rifle Club for a short time