John Evan DAVIES MC

DAVIES, John Evan

Service Number: 4478
Enlisted: 8 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Talbot, Vic., 18 June 1892
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Memorials: Ballarat Lodge No 114 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4478, 8th Infantry Battalion
28 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4478, 8th Infantry Battalion
28 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4478, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and endurance while commanding a company during an attack. Although wounded by shell fire at zero hour, he led his men forward and mopped up several machine gun posts, killing the garrisons. He consolidated on the objective, and, although weak from the loss of blood, remained at duty for forty six hours until relieved.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919