James Henry Davy

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Davy
Date of Birth: 
Friday, April 23, 1886
Mother's Name: 
Martha Davy nee Keighley
Father's Name: 
James Davy
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, December 30, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Broad Gauge Railway
Company: 
6th
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, December 17, 1942
Place of Death: 
Auburn, N.S.W.
Details: 

James Henry Davy (Service No 53) was born in Bradford, England.

On 4th November 1906, he married Sarah Jackson, in Yorkshire, England, and they came to Australia after 1908. 

At enlistment, James was 30 years old, worked as a  fitters labourer, lived in Thirroul, N.S.W. and had served 4 years with the Prince of Wales Regiment.

He embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire, with Section 1 Railway, on 7th February 1917 and arrived in England on 11th April 1917.

James joined his unit in France, on 14th May 1917, and saw service on the Western Front. He was returned to Australia, in July 1919, and discharged on 25th September 1919.

James and Sarah had 5 children.

James died on 17th December 1942.

 

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAVY J H

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