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Francis James Davey

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis James AWMM
  • Surname
    Davey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 8/1448 AWMM
    • WWI 1/22/20 AWMM
    • WWII 1/22/20 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 November 1886 AWMM TemukaSouth Canterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 December 1914 AWMM Kiri Road, Te Kiri, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Miss J. Davey (daughter), care of G. Davey, Main North Road, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs A.F. Davey (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Military Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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, WWI AWMM
      Sustained a gun shot wound to the left shoulder on the 9 May 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to St Georges Hospital Malta and Walton-on-Thames Hospital in London AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After being wounded, he left Cape Helles on the Hospital Ship 'Braemar Castle' for Malta where he was admitted to St George's Hospital.. He went on the City of Benares to England on 4 July 1915 and came home to New Zealand on 16 February 1916 in SS Rotorua.

    He drew a farm in the Servicemen's Ballot in July 1916 at Otunui Landing, 16 miles south of Taumarunui on the banks of the Wanganui River.

    Private Davey was involved in guard duties at Arapuni Dam, Mechanics Bay, Auckland and Waiouru Military Camp during WW2 while it was under construction. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 July 1948 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
    TaumarunuiTaupo AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Manunui Cemetery, Manunui, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 July 1948 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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