Website link is www.bacchusmarsh.avenueofhonour.org.au

Private Archie Davis

Service No.:
60666
Unit:
7th Battalion
Tree No.:
S079
Planted by:
A Davis (Son)
Image of plaque on tree S079 for Archie Davis
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal

Archie was born in 1881 at Werribee, VIC to George Davis and Alice Prosser. Archie married Amy McDougal in 1904 and had at least five children, Archie, James, Colin, Alan and Amy.

Archie was a farmer at Balliang, south of Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 8th Victorian General Service Reinforcements on the 2nd of April 1918, aged nearly 37. He embarked aboard the HMAT A74 Marathon in July and disembarked in England in September where he was allotted to the 7th Battalion.

In January 1919 Archie joined his unit in France and in March was detached for duty with the Australian Base Depot in Havre, France. He returned to England in May and embarked for Australia aboard the Argyllshire three months later. He disembarked in Australia in September and was discharged from the AIF in October 1919.

Archie Davis died at Cheltenham, VIC in 1947, aged 65.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. He enlisted with the General Service Reinforcements but was latter allotted to the 7th Battalion.

Location of Tree Number S079

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