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Full Name: Edgar Norman Davis
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Edgar Norman
Surname: Davis
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 23/402
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Davis (mother), Otira, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: B Company
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 178
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 28 December 1915
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: E. 144.
Biographical Notes: Edgar Davis was the son of Henry Bowen Davis and Mary Davis, of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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