Arthur DAVIS

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DAVIS, Arthur

Service Number: Commissioned
Enlisted: 12 November 1917, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brighton, Melbourne Victoria, 20 January 1888
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Jeweller
Died: Bronchial Pneumonia, France, 27 February 1919, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery
Row B, Grave 6 Headstone Inscription "PRO DEO ET PATRIA" (God and Country)
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Commissioned, 38th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
22 Dec 1917: Embarked 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
22 Dec 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Commissioned, 38th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A38' Ulysses from Melbourne on 22nd December 1917, disembarking AIF Camp at Suez on 16th January 1918. Embarked on HMT Leasowe Castle from Port Said on 24th January 1918, disembarking Taranto, Italy before sailing to Southampton, England and disembarking on 14th February 1918
22 Dec 1917: Involvement 38th Infantry Battalion
27 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 57th Infantry Battalion
6 Apr 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Commissioned, 57th Infantry Battalion, Proceeded overseas to France
17 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 57th Infantry Battalion
25 Feb 1919: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Commissioned, 57th Infantry Battalion, Was admitted to the 5th Casualty Clearing Station on 25th February 1919 with Influenza, which unfortunately developed into Broncho Pneumonia, passing away at 10:20pm on 27th February 1919.

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of William and Alice R. DAVIS; husband of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth DAVIS, of "Moseley," Boyd St., Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Native of Brighton, Victoria.