Leslie Davies

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DAVIES, Leslie

Service no: 515 [1]

Place of birth: Bathurst

Address: 26 Hopetoun Street, Newtown

Occupation: Mattress maker

Next of kin: William B Davies (father), Orange

Date of enlistment: 21 August 1914

Place of enlistment: Sydney

Age at enlistment: 20

Fate: Embarked A19 Afric, Sydney, 18 October 1914. Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Gallipoli Campaign. Severely wounded by a gunshot wound to the abdomen Gallipoli, 9 August 1915. Hospitalised at Alexandria, then to England. Embarked Euripides for return to Australia 24 June 1916. Discharged due to medical unfitness 18 January 1917.

Date of death: 1964, Marrickville

Leslie Davies was born in Bathurst in about 1894. He was the son of William Beveridge and Jane Davies. A mattress maker by trade he enlisted at Sydney on 21 August 1914 when he was 20 years old.

Private Leslie Davies embarked on the transport A19 Afric and joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Egypt. He suffered a severe gunshot wound to the abdomen at Gallipoli on 9 August 1915 and was transferred to Alexandria for hospitalisation and then later to England. He returned to Australia via Euripides on 24 June 1916 and was discharged from the AIF in January 1917.

Leslie died in Marrickville in 1964.

Leslie’s brothers Edric Albert Davies and Cecil Claude Davies also served in WWI. Edric was killed in action at Lone Pine in August 1915. Cecil was captured by the enemy and was held a prisoner of war in Germany. He returned to Australia in early 1919.

  • Sharon Jameson and Margaret Nugent, January 2019
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