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P05279.001

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P05279.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Unknown
Place made North Africa: Egypt
Date made 1916

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.