John Henry Davis was born in Ballarat and was a Fishmonger by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement on 13 July 1916 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916. On September 7th 1918 he was wounded in action, gassed. After hostilities ceased, and while awaiting return to Australia, he was absent without leave for three weeks, for which he was punished. He returned home on the Nestor reaching Melbourne on July 2nd 1919.
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