Ernest Henry Archibald Davis

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 27 February 1896, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Died 14 September 1941, Invercargill
  • Last rank Private/Rifleman
  • Service number 17766
  • Served In New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Reinforcements H Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
  • Next of Kin Mrs Letitia Davis (mother), North Invercargill
  • Pre-war occupation Bacon Curer, Lindsay and Co.
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted6 April 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 75 Waitemata, departed 19 January 1917, disembarked Plymouth, Devon, England, 27 March 1917
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917.
  • Periods of serviceTwo years 241 days in New Zealand, one year and 147 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of four years and 23 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandfrom Liverpool aboard Ulimaroa, 1 May 1918
  • Discharged28 April 1920, no longer physically fit for war service, on account of illness (tuberculosis) contracted while on active service.
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal
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