Lester Davey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Davey, of Miller's Rd., Dannevirke, New Zealand.
Disembarked Suez, 20 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force in France, 6 April 1916.
Reported missing, believed wounded in action, 15 September 1916. Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right buttock); transferred to 81st Canadian General Hospital; to England, 1 October 1916, and admitted to New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, 1 October 1916. Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 24 November 1916; to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 21 March 1917; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 12 April 1917; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 28 April 1917.
Taken on strength, NZ Reserve Group, Sling Camp, 30 September 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 3 November 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, 13 November 1917 (lacerated wound, hand); to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 5 December 1917.
Detailed Course Instructor, 9th Refreshment Course, York, 19 August 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 11 September 1918; joined Bn, in the field, and posted to D Company, 17 September 1918.
Killed in action, 5 October 1918. AWMM