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Trevor Davis

Portrait, Trevor Davis in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Trevor Davis in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor AWMM
  • Surname
    Davis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    43964 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1919 AWMM RaetihiCentral Plateau AWMM
    Raetihi, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 November 1940 AWMM c/o Fire Station, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Sofia Davis (mother), Islington Road, Raetihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Admitted to a Field Hospital due to minor wounds received during the battle for Sidi Rezegh, El Alamein AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father was E.C. Davis.

    There were two other brothers in combat action between 1940-1945, one brother Bruce was in fighter aircraft in England and the other brother Edward was with Trevor in Egypt.

    A fifth medal was awarded to Trevor by the Russians and received by him in March 1998 with an accompanying letter outlining his gallantry while serving as a seaman in the Merchant Navy on a Russian Convoy delivering food and armaments to Russian northern seaports. The medal itself is of solid gold and was issued in Russia on the 50th Anniversary of the Second World War.

    He joined the Merchant Navy from Egypt in 1944.

    7 April 1941 The 5th Reinforcements of 2 NZEF (222 officers and 6066 other ranks) embarked at Wellington for the Middle East in Mauretania and Nieuw Amsterdam. The troops in the latter ship transferred to Aquitania at Singapore on 25 April. They reached Egypt on 13 May 1941. From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' compiled by R Kay, 1968. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 56 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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