James George DAVIES

DAVIES, James George

Service Numbers: 2242, 2252
Enlisted: 9 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Belalie North, near Jamestown, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Belalie North, South Australia
Schooling: Home schooled
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 30 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: White House Cemetery, Belgium
Plot III, Grave S, Grave 11, White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jamestown Canowie Belt Honour Roll, Jamestown Canowie Belt Yongala Estate Volunteers Roll of Honour, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2242
13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 2242, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 2242, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
30 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, 2252, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2252 awm_unit: 5 Pioneer Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-09-30

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Father T.H. DAVIES (dec) and Mrs Elizabeth Jane HOWLETT (formerly DAVIES)
                                           (b. 23/7/1871 Yongala, SA)

Described on enlisting as 21yrs 8mths old; single; 5' 8 1/4" tall; 146 lbs;
brown complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; Church of England

9/3/1916     enlisted at Jamestown, SA

28/3/1916    appointed to A Company, 2nd Depot Battalion
                   Adelaide Camp

13/7/1916    embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT Seang Bee
                   as a Private in 5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3

CHANGED to service # 2252

9/9/1916 disembarked into Devonport, England

12/11/1916   embarked for overseas onboard SS Onward for France
15/11/1916   joined depot from England

4/1/1917      marched out to 5th Pioneer Battalion, Etaples, France

10/1/1917    taken on strength in the field

30/9/1917    killed in action
buried in:      Hengelaert Farm, Vlamertinghe

Exhumbed and reinterned:

Dec 1919:    White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
                   Plot III, Row S, Grave 11

His name is commemorated on Panel 174 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:         British War medal (43070) and Victory medal (42598)
                    Memorial Plaque and Scroll (332487)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  20/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.