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William Davis


8th Infantry Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss F. Barrell
  • Plaque: 20

Additional Info

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William Davis was born in Learmonth, but enlisted from Surrey Hills. He was 22 years old, single and a labourer. He joined on 1th August 1914, and was posted to the 8th Infantry Battalion with Regimental No. 118. During his voyage to Egypt he became ill, and was transferred to hospital at Mena Camp on arrival at Egypt. He died on 30th December 1914. Cause of death is reported as pneumonia and also as syphilis. He is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Tree No. 20, an elm, was planted in the Ballarat Avenue by Miss F. Barrell, a 'Lucas Girl', on 4th June 1917.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour