Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

George Thomas DAVIS


Born: 1891

Birthplace: Werribee

Parents: Henry Davis, Ann Elizabeth Hobbs

Died: 1 August, 1916

Cause: Died of Wounds

Place of death: Poziers

Burial place: Becourt Military Cemetery Grave I. U. 33, Albert, Picardie; 1 mile East of Albert

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque


24th Australian Infantry Battalion, Machine Gun Section



Regimental Service Number: 16

Enlistment date: 29 April, 1915 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 24 years

Address at enlistment: Balliang East

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: Henry (Harry) Davis, Balliang East

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 11 stones 6 pounds
Complexion: Red
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown
Distinctive marks: Several small scars and moles, vaccination x 4

Embarkation ship: HMAT A 14 Euripides.

Rank: Driver

War Service Summary

30/08/1915    Proceeded to join Mediterranean Epeditionary Force at Gallipoli Peninsula; fought at Lone Pine
22/10/1915    Admitted to hospital, ill
31/10/1915    Evacuated to hospital, enteric fever; Anzac
03/11/1915    1st A.C.C. Hospital; pyrexia
09/11/1915    Enteric fever; 15th General Hospital; Alexandria
04/12/1915    Transferred to England from Malta; enteric fever
14/12/1915    Enteric fever and jaundice
24/12/1915    Admitted Addington Park War Hospital
26/01/1916    Discharged Addington Park War Hospital
03/06/1916    Transferred from Abbey Wood to Monte Video, Weymouth
07/07/1916    Taken on strength to 6th Training Battalion from Westham camp
25/07/1916    Embarked to join unit; Rollestone
27/07/1916 - Returned to Service; France
31/07/1916 - Returned to Active Service
01/08/1916    Wounded in Battle of Poziers
01/08/1916 - Died of Wounds received in action at 5th Australian Field Ambulance

War Service Commemerated

Killed in action.

Date: 1 August, 1916

01/08/1916    Wounded in Battle of Poziers and later that day, died at the 5th Australian Field Ambulance; No further details available.

Buried: Becourt Military Cemetery, Albert, Picardie; 1¼ miles East of Albert

Grave I. U. 33.

George Thomas Davis' is commemorated:

- panel 101 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial

- tree number S080 in the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour commemorates George Davis.

- the Bacchus Marsh Roll of Honour held by the RSL Bacchus Marsh.


09/03/1918 - Package of effects sent to father ex Barambah contained: Wrist watch (damaged), small diary, cigarette case, sun badge, pouch, German cartridge, pipe, shaving brush, photo, clasp knife, letters, scarf, belt, drinking cup, razor in case, steel mirror, handkerchief, note book, photos, matchbox cover.

Second package: Testament, military book, cloth badge, handkerchief


Australian War Memorial
Service Record