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George Everett Davies

  • Service number
    WWI 4/1645 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Davis AWMM
    • Charles Tohill Public - AJ - Researcher - 11 September 2020 - George Everett Davis was an alias of Charles TOHILL of Dunedin. His parents were John Tohill and Sarah Ann Everett. When George Everett Davis married Ruby Pearl Smith in Auckland in 1912, he listed his parents as John Davis and Sarah Ann Everett, gave his birth place as Dunedin, and in all ways other than his own name matched the details of Charles Tohill. There is a 1929 file on Archway under the name Charles Tohill about the alias. On paperspast a death notice in 1917 uses his birth name.
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Everett AWMM
  • Surname
    Davies AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Davis AWMM
    • Charles Tohill Public - AJ - Researcher - 11 September 2020 - George Everett Davis was an alias of Charles TOHILL of Dunedin. His parents were John Tohill and Sarah Ann Everett. When George Everett Davis married Ruby Pearl Smith in Auckland in 1912, he listed his parents as John Davis and Sarah Ann Everett, gave his birth place as Dunedin, and in all ways other than his own name matched the details of Charles Tohill. There is a 1929 file on Archway under the name Charles Tohill about the alias. On paperspast a death notice in 1917 uses his birth name.
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1645 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rosemore Street, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.R. Davis (wife), Rosemore Street, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 December 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/1645 AWMM
  • Military service
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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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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    • George Davies was the son of Everett Davies, of Caversham, Dunedin; husband of Ruby Pearl Davies, of 10 Manning Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand. (served as Davis).

      Served as Davis and is listed in Nominal Rolls and Roll of Honour as Davis, but his name was Davies. Listed by National Archives as DAVIS, George Everett - [a.k.a. DAVIES, George Everett] AWMM
    • George Everett Davies/Davis was an alias of Charles TOHILL of Dunedin. His parents were John Tohill and his wife Sarah Ann Everett.

      When George Everett Davis married Ruby Pearl Smith in Auckland in 1912, he listed his parents as John Davis and Sarah Ann Everett on the marriage registration, gave his birth place as Dunedin, and in all ways other than his own name matched the details of Charles Tohill.

      Upon enlisting in the NZEF, "George" used mostly correct information about his birth place and parents - he just changed his parents last name from Tohill to Davis/Davies.

      The Tohill family placed a death notice in 1917, and later In Memoriam notices in the newspaper for Charles Tohill. They contain the same date and place of death details as well as regiment etc that match the details of George Everett Davis/Davies.

      On archway there is a 1929 defence file about Charles Tohill, where his father and brother provide the name of his alias as George Everett Davis/Davies.
      https://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE11036035 Public - AJ - Researcher - 11 September 2020 - 1929 defence file on Archway under the name Charles Tohill investigating the alias, paperspast death and In Memoriam notices, as well as news articles from 1929. Also sighting the marriage registration for George Everett Davis to Ruby Pearl Smith.
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Death

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  • Death
    5 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM V. J. 12. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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