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Lester Davey

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 175 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 175 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lester AWMM
  • Surname
    Davey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1370 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 August 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Miller's Road, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S. Davey (mother), Miller's Road, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1370 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      147 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1918 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM IV. B. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Lester Davey was my great-great-uncle. Last week on the 15th Sept. I, along with my Dad, Gordon Davey, (the great-nephew of Lester) attended the NZ Centenary Memorial at Longueval in France. This was also the date that Uncle Lester was shot and wounded in the attack on Flers. Following the service we visited his grave at Anneux Cemetery. We remember him.
    Public - Karen - Relative - 24 September 2016



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24 April 2020PaulaWaipawaOther relative
27 September 2016Karen EnglandRelative
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