Benjamin Davis

First Name: 
Benjamin
Last Name: 
Davis
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, August 8, 1888
Father's Name: 
George Davis
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, February 14, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
7th Light horse
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
Military Medal
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Benjamin Davis (Service no 912) was born in Birmingham, England and had previously served 2 years and 7 months with the British Army in the Boer War.

At the time of enlistment Benjamin was single, 34 years of age, employed a a clerk and resided in Bulli, NSW.

Benjamin embarked on HMAT A8 - Argyllshire with the 7th Light Horse, 4th Reinforcements on 9 April 1915. He arrived in Egypt and was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey on 22 June 1915.

Benjamin was sent to hospital in Malta on 5th August 1915 and then repatriated to England.

Benjamin took advantage of his time in England and married Florence Williams at Lambeth on 25 September 1915.

Benjamin returned to Egypt and joined his unit on 15 January 1916.  He saw service in Egypt and the Middle East and was wounded in action on 15 November 1917.  Benjamin was admitted to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his right shoulder and back and shrapnel wounds to his left leg.

On 26 September 1918, he was awarded a Military Medal.

Benjamin went to England after the War ended and requested a discharge in England as all his family resided there and his intention to remain there with his wife and their 2 children.

Benjamin was discharged in London on 15 November 1919.

A letter on file from his son in 1967 indicated Benjamin had served in WW2 and had died prior to 1967.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAVIS B

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