William James DAVIS

DAVIS, William James

Service Number: 3100
Enlisted: 2 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, 31 July 1891
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Collector
Died: Natural causes (war service related), Caulfield Military Hospital, Victoria, 7 July 1931, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Williamstown (General) Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
CE T21.5 007
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World War 1 Service

2 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3100, Melbourne, Victoria
29 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3100, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3100, 5th Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Melbourne
22 Jun 1916: Wounded Private, SN 3100, 5th Infantry Battalion
20 Aug 1916: Wounded Private, SN 3100, 5th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , 2nd occasion - Shell shock
11 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3100, 5th Infantry Battalion, Discharged medically unfit - neurasthenia (shell shock)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"DAVIS.- On the 7th July, at Caulfield Military Hospital, William James Davis, (late 5th Battalion, A.I.F.) 295 Douglas parade, Newport, and late of Colonial Gas Association, Williamstown, dearly loved husband of Lilian Irene, loved father of William, John, and Raymond, aged 38 years. 

DAVIS.- On the 7th July, 1931, at Caulfield Military Hospital, William James, late 5th Battn., A.I.F., loved eldest son of Mrs. A Davis and the late Mr. W. J. Davis, dearly loved brother of Lily (deceased), May (Mrs. Wallis), Nell (Mrs. Baxter) Gladys (Mrs. Rawlings), Joseph, and Jack. - Peacefully sleeping." - from the Melbourne Argus 08 Jul 1931 (nla.gov.au)