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Full Name
Francis James Davey
Rank Last Held
  • Corporal
  • Private
Forename(s)
Francis James
Surname
Davey
War
  • World War I, 1914-1918
  • World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
  • 8/1448
  • 1/22/20
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
25 November 1886
Place of Birth
Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
  • Private
  • Private
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Farmer
  • Farmer
Next of Kin
  • Miss J. Davey (daughter), care of G. Davey, Main North Road, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Mrs A.F. Davey (wife)
Marital Status
  • Widowed
  • Married
Enlistment Address
Kiri Road, Te Kiri, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
  • 15 December 1914
  • 18 July 1940
Age on Enlistment
  • 28
  • 54
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination
Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
174
Military Training
Trentham Military Camp
Campaigns
Gallipoli
Military Awards
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases
  • Sustained a gun shot wound to the left shoulder on the 9 May 1915
  • Admitted to St Georges Hospital Malta and Walton-on-Thames Hospital in London
Discharge Date
  • 5 March 1916
  • 9 January 1941
Last Unit Served
  • OtagoInfantry Regiment
  • Home Service Section
Place of Death
Taumarunui Hospital, King Country, New Zealand
Date of Death
21 July 1948
Age at Death
62
Year of Death
1948
Cause of Death
Cancer
Cemetery Name
Manunui Cemetery, Manunui, New Zealand
Grave Reference
RSA Section
Obituary
Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 22 July 1948
Biographical Notes
  • After being wounded, he left Cape Helles on the Hospital Ship 'Braemar Castle' for Malta where he was admitted to St George's Hospital.. He went on the City of Benares to England on 4 July 1915 and came home to New Zealand on 16 February 1916 in SS Rotorua.
  • 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.
  • Private Davey was involved in guard duties at Arapuni Dam, Mechanics Bay, Auckland and Waiouru Military Camp during WW2 while it was under construction.
Postwar Occupation
  • Farmer
  • Farmer
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Correspondence with family
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