Saturday, December 10, 2016

Alfred Davey

Milton War MemorialSerial Number and Rank:  4408, Private
Birth:  Milton 1896/5001
Parents:  Samuel Davey and Ann Addicoat (Annie)
Enlisted:  6 Jan 1916 Town Hall Sydney
Next of Kin:  M. Matilda Davey Charles Milton (step mother)
Service: 17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, 13th and 18th Battalion. RTA Oct 1919
Marriage:  Eliza Revel 16 May 1919, The Manse Hawick England
Honour Rolls: Milton Town Memorial
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Methodist
Milton Methodist Flag
Milton Public School (Alf)
Brothers – Arthur Davey, Harold Davey, William Edward Davey also served in WW1.

Alfred who born 1896 at Milton, also enlisted for war service in January 1916 at the age of 21 years, listing his brother Harold as next of Kin, this was changed to his step mother Matilda Davey of Charles St Milton when it was realised that Harold was overseas on active service. He was assigned to the Signal School at Casula and then the 17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement with his brother Alfred.

Alfred left Australia in March 1916 for active service on the Western Front in France. In January 1917, The Times newspaper reported that “Alfred was has been in hospital in France, suffering from shell shock”.

He also served with the 13th and 18th Battalions. Alfred married whilst in England after the war to Eliza Revel in May 1919 at The Manse Hawick as a member of the 17th Battalion. They both travelled to Australia in July 1919, Alfred had been transferred to the 18th Battalion for the journey home.

Alfred was awarded the British war and Victory medal. His name is listed on the Milton Town Memorial, Milton Ulladulla RSL Honour Roll, Milton Methodist Church, Milton Methodist Flag and Milton Public School honour roll.

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