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Harry Percy Claude Davie

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Percy Claude AWMM
  • Surname
    Davie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Henry Percy Claude AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/243 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 September 1890 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 August 1914 AWMM Mauriceville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George R. Davie (father), Station Street, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No 99. At Longuval on the morning of the 15th September, this N.C.O moved forward practically with the Infantry, and when the 13th Battery was selected at Delville Wood, returned and acted as a guide to this position. In performing this he showed great coolness and devotion to duty. Later when digging gun pits and the 3 remaining of his men of his squad were casualtied, he regardless of any personnel risk, bandaged them and conveyed them to a place of safety, under continuous shellfire. By this act he probably saved the lives of these men, as they were seriously wounded and the place where they were hit was under heavy shrapnel fire. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    School Master/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harry Davie was the son of Mr George R. Davie of Fox Street, Woodville, New Zealand.

    The journey Mr and Mrs Brooker undertook in 1998 to visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery began in Amsterdam. Three train transfers were necessary to take them to the village nearest the cemetery. No taxis were available for the final 4 kms so they began walking. Fortunately a passerby offered a lift and they arrived at their destination. They express the view that this was a worthwhile journey and there was a great sense of satisfaction being there - it was a special place, beautifully maintained and it was a consolation that New Zealanders graves' were tended so carefully so far from home. A man visiting the cemetery offered to take they back to the train station for the return journey to Amsterdam. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Plot 26, Row GG, Grave 7 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Woodville War Memorial, Fountaine Square, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM

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