Victor Henry DAVY

DAVY, Victor Henry

Service Numbers: 3741, Q225117
Enlisted: 29 September 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Drayton, Queensland, 24 May 1897
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Natural causes, Toowoomba, Queensland, 26 April 1981, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland
Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance Cemetery and Crematorium ... Cremated. Plot: FWB-D19
Memorials: Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

29 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, Toowoomba, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
3 Dec 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3741, 49th Infantry Battalion, GSW (jaw and left shoulder)

World War 2 Service

7 Apr 1942: Enlisted Private, SN Q225117, Toowoomba, Queensland

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


Private Victor Davy enlisted when but a boy and during the time he had been on active service he saw a considerable amount of fighting. He joined in September, 1915, and was attached to the 49th Battalion. He spent five months in Egypt, and six months in France. He participated in the fighting for "Moquet Farm," and in the battle of the Somme. During an engagement at Fleurs he was wounded in the shoulder. He was taken to hospital and from there sent home. He has two brothers on active service, but only managed to see one of them. Private Victor Davy, who looks well is a brother of Mrs. P. H. Andrews, of Hume-street Toowoomba.' from Darling Downs Gazette 7 Jul 1917 (