Edward Augustus Davis
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|Date of Birth||8 Jul 1886|
|Place of Birth||Roebourne, Western Australia|
|Death||15 May 1959, aged 72|
|Place of Death||Coolup, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||28 years, 6 months|
5'4½" (1.64m) tall ; 140lbs|
63.503 kg; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; dark hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gosnells, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Wallace Hepburn Davis|
|Date of Enlistment||2 Nov 1914|
|Unit/Formation||10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|Date of Embarkation||8 Feb 1915 ‒ 9 Mar 1915|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A47 Mashobra|
|Date of Return||2 Jan 1919 ‒ 10 Feb 1919|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A35 Berrima|
|Fate||Returned to Australia - medical|
|Monument||none as yet|
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Prior to enlistment he was working on Millstream Station near Roebourne.
On entry into camp he was allocated to the 10th Light Horse Regiment, and on 28 Nov 1914 he was appointed Shoeing Smith. Edward travelled with the 10th Light Horse to Egypt where he was sent to Serapeum on arrival. Edward was admitted to hospital in Awara on 30 Sep 1916 via the 26th Casualty Clearing Station and treated for tonsillitis until 8 Oct 1916 when he returned to duty.
Edward was sent to the Port Said Rest Camp from Abbassia to have a spell from 10 Aug to 20 Aug 1917, but after several days back on duty he reported sick to the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance hospital who treated him for debility from 25 Aug 1917 until he returned to duty on 13 Sep 1917. On returning to duty he was made temporary Shoe Smith Corporal for a fortnight, and again from 3 Dec 1917 until 7 Jan 1918. Between then and his return to Australia Edward spent another 4 or 5 brief periods in hospital at Moascar being treated mainly for asthma.
Returned to Australia on medical grounds, Edward was discharged by the 5th Military District on 19 Apr 1919.
On 13 Nov 1920 Edward married Irene Augusta Fiveash at St Mark's Church West Guildford. Four children. Irene died on 14 May 1959 aged 74.
Electoral Roll entries: 1922 - 1925 back as a station hand at Millsteam Station; In 1925 at Culham via Toodyay a farmhand; In 1931 he was an overseer on Mallina Station at Whim Creek; 1934 - 1936 a station overseer at 31 Iolanthe street Bassendean; 1937 at the Railway Hotel Yalgoo, repairer; 1949 - 1958 at Coolup, farmer (brother's property?).