Phillip Davey (WHERE? ( (Ships:
HMAT CLan McGilivray
Enlisted: Morphettville Fought:
- 10th Infantry Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front (25 Apr 1915)
- 10th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, France (22 Sep 1916)
- 10th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt (4 Nov 1916)
- 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Belgium (26 Aug 1917)
- 10th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France) (28 May 1918)
- 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, France (Date Unknown)
HMAT CLan McGilivray
HMAT Barambah A3 with the 10th Battalion's 18th reinforcements (1916)
Embarked: Melbourne (1915)
Name: Phillip Davey
Brother: G. Davey
Mother: Mrs. E Davey (Dunn Street, Semaphore, SA)
Where he lived: Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment + Dates:
22nd December 1914
**How old was he when he was enlisted:
19 years 3 months
Date of Embarkation:
Date of Disembarkation: 27/12/18 Ex. "SARDINIA"
Date of Discharge:
Reason for Discharge:
"Cessation of Hostilities"
Why did they sign up:
He may have signed up due to his friends in his local area also signing up. Another reason could have been that before WW1, War was seen as an adventure, unknown of the fact that it was extremely dangerous, many would die and that it would go for 4 years.
Days of service
4 years , 65 days
3 years, 329 days
Service Number: 1327
Last Unit: 2nd Reinforcement, 10th Infantry Battalion
Did anything happen overseas causing him to come back to Australia for an amount of time? (Injuries, etc.)
He departed back to Australia per "Commonwealth" on the 26/1/1916 for 3 months due to contracting enteric fever.
Did he contract sicknesses?
30/10/15 - To Hospital (SICK) - Diarrhoea - Admitted to No 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)
2/11/15 - To Hospital (SICK)
6/11/15 - To Hospital (SICK)
7/11/15 - Pyrexia - Admitted
8/11/15 - (ENTERIC) - Admitted from sick convoy - Transferred to No 2 AGH
11/11/15 - Pyrexia - Admitted ANZAC, transferred to Hos. Ship
3/12/15 - Australian General Hospital (ENTERIC)
1/1/16 - Transferred to Con Camp
2/1/16 - ENTERIC - Admitted (Cairo)
21/1/16 - Transferred to "Commonwealth" for Australia for 3 months (from Suez)
Did he receive any awards for his service?
17/8/18: Awarded V.C (Victoria Cross)for bravery
2/2/18: Awarded Military Medal
Did he ever receive a detention for breaking a rule etc.?
He had a 14-day detention 24/4/15 for "not complying with an order"
Offence: "Perham Downs, Guess laying leave from midnight 7/9/16 until reposing back about 5 pm, 8/9/16"
Forfeit: 1 days pay 9/9/16
Was he promoted?
- Appointed L/Corporal (9/5/17)
- Promoted to Corporal (24/4/18)
Was he injured overseas?
5/3/17: Accidentally wounded , Bomb accident, Soldier not to blame . Rejoined Battalion from wounds on 7/4/17
3/10/17: Wounded in action. Rejoined Unit from wounds in France on 1/11/17