Percy John Davies

First Name: 
Percy
Middle Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Davies
Date of Birth: 
Friday, December 28, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Rose Davies nee Rees
Father's Name: 
William Davies
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, September 5, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, June 10, 1977
Place of Death: 
Kiama, N.S.W.
Details: 

Percy John Davies (Service No 4170), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was single, 21 years old, worked as a carter, lived in Balgownie, N.S.W. and  had served 4 years with the CMF.

Percy embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas, with 13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement, on 20th December 1915. He arrived in France on 8th June 1916, and saw service on the Western Front. Percy had a number of hospital admissions, due to a recurring problem with appendicitis.

Percy met Gertrude Bodingham, a Welsh War Nurse, and they got married in England, on 9th November 1917. He returned to Australia, with Gertrude, in January 1919. Percy was discharged medically unfit, due to appendicitis, on 14th April 1919.

Percy and Gertrude had 3 children.

Percy died in Kiama, N.S.W., in 1977.

He is commemorated on the Balgownie War Memorial.

Percy's brother, William (Service No 3615), also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DAVIES P J

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