Studio portrait of 1524 Lance Corporal Frank Watts Davis, a fisherman of Port Lincoln, SA who was ...

Accession Number P05279.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 1524 Lance Corporal Frank Watts Davis, a fisherman of Port Lincoln, SA who was born in Willcania, NSW. Davis enlisted as a private on 3 December 1914 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Runic on 19 February 1915 with 3rd Reinforcements, 10th Battalion. On 19 February 1916 he was promoted to Lance Corporal. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 50th Battalion, promoted to Corporal in April 1916 and Sergeant in June 1916. On 26 August 1916 Davis was promoted to Second Lieutenant. On 2 February 1917 he was killed in action in France aged 23 years.

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