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Edward Henry Frederick Davis was born in Ballarat and was a Traveller and motor mechanic by trade when he enlisted in the Australian Flying Corps, March 1918 Reinforcement on 4 March 1918 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918. The war was entering its final months when he disembarked at Liverpool on July 10th. In August he was attached to the Australian Base Post Office and it was not until November that he moved to the AFC Depot at Wendover. He returned home on the Kaiser-i-Hind, disembarking at Melbourne on June 16th 1919.
Edward had two relatives serving as well. His brother, Pte Francis Gordon Davis, Australian Flying Corps (Tree No 3600), and his cousin, Major Edgar Davis of Footscray, Victoria.
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