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Full Name
Jack Davis
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Jack
Surname
Davis
Also Known As
Davies
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65338
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Truck Driver
Next of Kin
Edith Davies (daughter), C/o J.H. Tauteka, Towai, North Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address
Towai, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District
Kaikohe
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 5
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 55
Campaigns
Tunisia
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Tunisia
Date of Death
21 March 1943
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Reference
X. B. 15.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW2
  • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain
Biographical Notes
Son of Jack and Lena Davies, of Towai; nephew of Patrick Davies, of Towai
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, SfaxWar Cemetery, Tunisia (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, view from side (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Plaque WW2 in entranceway (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Memorial Plaque WW2, Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain (photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Domain commemorative plaque, Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain (photo John Halpin 2010)
Additional Information
Name spelled as Davies on the Nominal Roll and as Davis everywhere else
Further References
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