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John Burnet Davis

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 179 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    Lt Colonel Public - Melanie - 23 April 2015 - family
  • Forenames
    John Burnet AWMM
  • Surname
    Davis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 9835 AWMM
    • WWI 11/35 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
    49 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Major H.F. Davis (father), care of Davis and Clater, 216 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Major H.F. Davis (father), care of Davis and Clayter, 216 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 AWMM
    • WW1 Clerk AWMM
    • WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.91 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.91
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.91
    • WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.56 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.56
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.56
    • WW2 1942 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.103 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.103
      2NZEF Nom. Roll 9, p.103
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Moeraki then transfer to Port Sydney at Sydney for Suez.

    Davis’ story is told in the book, “Kiwi Trooper” on page 122 detailing events such as the push to take Chunuk Bair and how the position was to be held to the last man! The story around departure from Gallipoli is particularly strong, with Colonel J. B. Davis describing how they left rifles with the sights knocked off, wedged in position with slowly filling water tied to triggers so they would keep firing as his group (the last) departed and fled down Walker’s Ridge (page 134).

    The Auckland War Memorial Museum includes two of Davis' albums. One album features Sinai and time training in New Zealand for WWI. Photographs then move into possible WWII and post war commemorations. Several images show Davis with other war veterans. Some images are included in Fenton, D., & Higgins, S. (2015). The Anzacs : an inside view of New Zealanders at Gallipoli. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 179 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      58: 1 AWMM
    • Fenton, D., & Higgins, S. (2015). The Anzacs : an inside view of New Zealanders at Gallipoli. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin. AWMM
    • Davis, J. B. (1915) J. B. Davis album 1. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-562-1. AWMM
    • Davis, J. B. (n.d) J. B. Davis album 2. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-562-2. AWMM
    • Andrews, T. (1967). "Kiwi trooper" : the story of Queen Alexandra's Own. Wanganui, N.Z.: Wanganui Chronicle. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.91 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.56 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.103 AWMM

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