Roderick Wilfred DAYSH

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DAYSH, Roderick Wilfred

Service Number: 12498
Enlisted: 7 February 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
Born: Masterton, New Zealand, June 1894
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Wheelwright
Died: Died of Illness (malaria), Syria, 21 October 1918
Cemetery: Beirut War Cemetery
Grave No. 97
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Granville War Memorial, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 12498, Sydney, New South Wales
19 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 12498, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Anzac Mounted Division
21 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 12498, 1st Australian Army Service Corps Company

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Biography

Father George Henry Daysh and Mother Mary Ann Daysh, 55 Albert, Marston, New Zealand

Wife: Flora Dorothy DAYSH (nee Smith), 'Gowrie', 11 Wallace Street, Granville, New South Wales

Employed by Commonwealth of Australia Railways

Described on enlisting as 22yrs 8mths old; married; 5' 4.5" tall; 109 lbs;
ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair; Church of England

7/2/1916     enlisted in Sydney, NSW

8/5/1916     appointed to 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Sydney, NSW

9/5/1916     3rd reinforcements, 1st Anzac Mounted Division

19/8/1916    embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan
                   as a Private in 1st Anzac Mounted Division, 3rd Reinforcement

8/12/1916    taken on strenght of 1st Anzac Mounted Division, Moascar

31/1/1917    appointed as Driver with 1st Anzac Mounted Division

2/2/1917      marched in from Moascar Depot unit of supply, temporarily
                   attached to 27th unit of supply

26/2/1917    transferred as Driver to 4th Light Horse Brigade

2/4/1917      taken on strength AASC Training Depot, Egypt
17/4/1917    transferred to Light Horse Brigade

18/4/1917    transferred to 1st Light Horse Brigade, Supply Section

23/7/1917    transferred as Private to Desert Mounted Corps Supply detail

24/8/1917    transferred as Private to Anzac Mounted division train
                   taken on stregth of Supply Section 3 Company

4/10/1917    detached for duty with 1st Light Horse Brigade, in the field

1/7/1918      to Port Said, Egypt for leave
23/7/1918    returned from leave - Mounted Division Train

23/7/1918    transferred to CTDMC Supplies

20/10/1918   to hospital sick with Malaria
                    admitted to 32nd Clearing Hospital

21/10/1918   died of malaria
buried in:       Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon (Syria)
                    Grave No 97
                    Chaplain Reverend C Cowland Cooper officiated

His name is commemorated on Panel 181 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:        British War Medal (45814) and Victory Medal (45288)
                   Memorial Plaque and Scroll (354977)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  12/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

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