Stanley Wyman DAVIS

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DAVIS, Stanley Wyman

Service Number: 18351
Enlisted: 15 November 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Reinforcements
Born: Armadale, Vic., 1894
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Haileybury College
Occupation: Architechtural Draughtsman
Died: Pneumonia, At sea, 28 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haileybury College HB, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 18351, Reinforcements
Date unknown: Involvement SN 18351

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Francis Lilian DAVIS of 36 Horne Street, Elsternwick, Vic.

Stanley enlisted in the Engineers Corps, but unfortunately died from an attack of pneumonia just before his transport reached England.  A weak knee, which had troubled hiim at school, had hindered his joining up as soon as he wished, but he managed to overcome the medical difficulty in the conscription 'scare' and was passed as fit.  He was a member of both first eleven and first eighteen.  He was a wonderfully clever footballer and first-class cricketer.  He played in the Champion team of 1911 at Haileybury College.

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