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Sydney Grey Davis

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Grey AWMM
  • Surname
    Davis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13430 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 August 1895 AWMM GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Date of birth
    29 August 1895 Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Greymouth Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Francis G. Davis (father), Tahuna Post-office, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Francis George DAVIS (father, 1865-1934)
      Catherine Eliza DAVIS (née GRIFFITHS, 1867-1949) mother Public - Hamilton - Researcher - 29 March 2015 - Marriage and birth certs.
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Brother = George Henry DAVIS (1897-1973),
      38265 Corporal, NZ Machine Gun Battalion, WW1. Public - Hamilton - Researcher - 29 March 2015 - Military personnel files, family relatives.
      See also Sydney's biography now on The Prow (Nelson Public Library website).

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13430 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 Banker/Civilian 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Francis G. and C. E. Davis, of Port Nelson New Zealand

    Killed in action at La Basseville

    Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

    Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Halluin Communal Cemetery AWMM B. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial gates, Stoke, Community Hall, Main Road, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Nelson Cenotaph Anzac Park, Tahunanui War Memorial Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 October 2017 - on site

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29 March 2015HamiltonStoke, Nelson, NZResearcher
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