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Full Name
John Alexander Davis
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John Alexander
Surname
Davis
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
8317
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Contract labourer
Next of Kin
Mr A.E. Davis (father), Waipounamu, via Gore, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand
Military District
Invercargill
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 (Canterbury-Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 47
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
27 November 1941
Age at Death
32
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
14. H. 9.
Biographical Notes
John Davis was the son of Albert Edward Davis and of Annie Maud Davis (nee Morris), of Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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