Horace Davies

First Name: 
Horace
Last Name: 
Davies
Mother's Name: 
Minnie Davies nee Ryan
Father's Name: 
Edward Davies
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, May 3, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 15, 1956
Place of Death: 
Lithgow, N.S.W.
Details: 

Horace Davies (Service No 2146), was born in Bellambi, N.S.W., in 1893.

At enlistment he was single, 22 years old and worked as a coke worker.

Horace embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla, with 13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, on 14th June 1915. After arriving in Egypt, he was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey, arriving on 2nd August, 1915. On 9th August 1915, Horace was wounded in action during the Lone Pine Battles. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his hip, returning to Gallipoli on 28th October 1915.

Horace was transferred to 45th Battalion in Egypt. On 8th June 1916, he went to France with 45th Battalion, as a Lance Corporal, having been promoted on 29th May 1916. He was promoted to Corporal  30th July 1916, and then to Sergeant on 24th August 1916.

Horace took part in the Battle of Pozieres in France. On 22nd November 1916, he was wounded in action a second time, and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left leg. Horace returned to his unit on 22nd May 1918, and was wounded in action a third time, on 8th August 1918. His war ended when he was evacuated to England for treatment of shrapnel wounds and a fractured arm. Horace was invalided to Australia in December 1918, receving further treatment for his injuries. On 7th November 1919, he was finally discharged medically unfit, due to his arm wound.

Horace moved to Lithgow, N.S.W. after the war, and did not marry.

Horace died in Lithgow in 1956.

His brother Edward (Service No 1540), also served and returned to Australia.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAVIES H

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