Edwin (Edward) William Davis

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Davis, Private Edwin (Edward) William no. 1382

33rd Battalion, formerly Light Trench Mortar Battery, 3rd Reinforcements.

Sproule Street Lakemba.


Born Leicester, England.

Married Elizabeth Hayllar 1905.

Enlisted 12/6/1916 at Canterbury, aged 32.


Church of England.

Next of kin: wife, Elizabeth Davis, Sproule Street, Lakemba.

Embarked from Sydney 25/10/1916 per HMAT A11 Ascanius

Casualty list SMH 10/7/1917 Wounded (Edwin William).

Returned to Australia 3/7/1919.

Lakemba RSC Roll of Honour.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1772732/ [accessed 06/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002