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Davis, Ernest (197)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 40 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 27 January 1915 – Liverpool, NSW

Service Number: 197            view online service record

c/o A O Davis, 8 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Alfred Owen Davis (brother)
Army Medical Corps 2nd Expeditionary Force

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion

RTA: Thursday, 20 January 1916
Discharged: Monday, 22 May 1916

Brother: Alfred Owen Davies *

* As noted by Brian Membrey below, Ernest’s name is misspelt Davis in his WWI dossier.


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted September 13, 2016 11.35 am 0Likes

    Correct name Ernest DAVIES and a brother of Alfred Owen Davies, 2nd Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps; both listed from Station Street. Both Archives consistently show DAVIES and DAVIS respectively, Alfred noted as dying 3 March, 1942 when at 54 Wright Street, Middle Park, Death Notice as DAVIES which appears the correct version. Both born Ballarat Alfred, 1874, Ernest Edward, 1870; parents William Rees and Elizabeth DAVIES, nee OWEN. It is not clear Ernest deliberately enlisted under DAVIS or whether it was simply a clerical error never corrected

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