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Francis James Davey

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Surname: Davey

Forenames: Francis James

Age at Death: 62

Honours & Awards: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal (1914-1920) Victory Medal

Date of Death: 21/07/1948

Last Residence or Enlistment Address:

Kiri Road, Te Kiri, New Zealand

Family and other Information:


Service No: 8/1448|1/22/20

Rank: Private & Corporal

Regiment: Otago Infantry Regiment

Unit: Otago

Embarkation Date: 14 Feb 1915

Place of Death: Taumarunui Hospital, King Country, New Zealand

Cemetery Name: Manunui Cemetery, Manunui, New Zealand

Grave Reference: RSA Section

Cause of Death: Survived the War

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Personal Details from Military Record

Eye Colour: Blue/Grey

Hair:

Height:
5ft 11in
180cm

Weight:
9st 12lb
62.5kg

Date of Birth: 25 November 1886

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Anglican

Next of Kin: Margaret Jane (daughter) c/o G. Davey (father), Main North Road, Temuka

Personal Stories


Connected Soldiers

Brother

Stanley Edward Davey 24/734 Killed in action 15 Sep 1916


Brother

Henry George Davey 24828  

Unfit for active service but was fit for Home service  Being a carpenter he was placed in the Ordnance Company. After hostilities ceased the Company was kept on at Trentham to make coffins for the influenza victims in the Wellington Area, as the undertakers at that time could not keep up with the demand

General Information

He drew a farm in the Servicemen's Ballot in July 1916 at Otunui Landing, 16 miles south of Taumarunui on the banks of the Wanganui River

MILITARY TRAINING Trentham Military Camp


PLACE OF EMBARKATION Wellington, New Zealand on the 14 Feb 1915 aboard Maunganui 
Date of Arrival 26 March 1915
Port of Arrival Suez, Egypt


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