John Alexander Davis Unknown date of birth - 27 November 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number8317 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn Alexander AWMM SurnameDavis AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number8317 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMContract labourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMFortroseSouthlandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr A.E. Davis (father)Waipounamuvia GoreSouthlandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number8317 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMInvercargillSouthlandSouth IslandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon AWMM20 (Canterbury & Otago) Infantry Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › John Davis was the son of Albert Edward Davis and of Annie Maud Davis (nee Morris), of Gore, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death32 AWMM Date of death27 November 1941 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameKnightsbridge War CemeteryAcromaLibya AWMM Grave reference14. H. 9. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John Alexander Davis by laying a poppy. John Davis John Davis John Alexander Davis John Andrew Davis John Burnet Davis Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Alexander Davis Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 2: WW2 47 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.