Biography

Birth date: 24 October 1878
Birth place: Toowoomba, QLD
Death date: 22 January 1951
Death place: Toowoomba, QLD
Final rank: Brigadier General
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 11th Infantry Regiment, Australian Military Forces
  • Australian Field Artillery
  • 2nd Australian Division
  • 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 12th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 9th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 24 September 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Brisbane

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Colonel

  • Unit: 11th Infantry Regiment, Australian Military Forces
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 12th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Australian Field Artillery
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Digitised Collection

Extracts of letters relating to Henry Stanley Davis, 1916-1917

Typescript extracts of letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Henry Stanley Davis, 46th Battalion. These extracts were made by the Australian War Memorial in 1932-1933 and the original letters were returned to Davis' family upon their request. The letters written by Davis span...

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Personal Files Book 21, 3 October - 24 November 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 21, covers 3 October 1918 to 24 November 1918 and includes ephemera and documents related to the end of the war and the demobilisation of troops. It...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1878-10-24
Other 1903-08-29 Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 14th Light Horse Regiment.
Date promoted 1908-11-16 Promoted to Captain
Other 1910-01-31 Moved to the unattached list.
Date promoted 1912-07-01 Became a Captain in the 11th Infantry (Darling Downs Regiment).
Date promoted 1913-09-01 Became brevet Major and was commanding the 11th Infantry when the war broke out.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-20 Appointed to the AIF as a Major and became second in command of the 9th Infantry Battalion.
Date promoted 1914-08-21 Appointed Major.
Other units 1914-08-21 Second in Command 9 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-09-24
Other 1914-12-04 9 Infantry Battalion arrived in Egypt.
Date of honour or award 1915 For services at Gallipoli, made a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) and Mentioned in Despatches.
Other units 1915-03-31 Commanding Officer 9 Battalion.
Date wounded 1915-04-25 Landed at Anzac Cove with the 9th Battalion and was wounded and evacuated to Egypt.
Date promoted 1915-05-31 Appointed Temporary Lieutenant Colonel.
Other 1915-06-03 Returned to Anzac as senior officer of the battalion and took command.
Date promoted 1915-06-28 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Other 1915-09-09 Evacuated with enteric fever.
Other units 1915-12-13 Brigadier, 3 Brigade Headquarters.
Other units 1916-01-10 Rejoined 9 Battalion.
Date promoted 1916-03-01 Appointed Colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date promoted 1916-11-18 Appointed temporary Brigadier General appointed to command the 12th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1916-11-18 Commanding Officer 12 Infantry Brigade.
Date of honour or award 1917 For services at the Western Front, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Mentioned in Despatches three times.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-08
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09
Date promoted 1917-09-24 Brevet Lieutenant Colonel.
Date of honour or award 1918 Made a Companion of the Bath (CB) and Mentioned in Despatches twice.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-09
Other units 1918-05-24 AIF Headquarters.
Other units 1918-06-07 Director of training AIF Depots in the United Kingdom.
Other units 1918-07-18 Commanding Officer 6 Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 1918-08-01 Appointed to Colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-24
Other units 1918-10-15 Temporary Commanding Officer 2nd Australian Division.
Other units 1918-12-02 Resumed command 6 Infantry Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-01-30
Other units 1919-04-07 Assumed command No 2 C Group.
Other 1919-09-01 - 1919-09-30 Officiated as General Officer Commanding AIF Depots in the United Kingdom.
Date returned to Australia 1920
Other 1920 - 1926 Commanded the 3rd Brigade and the 7th Brigade.
Other 1920-03-02 AIF appointment terminated.
Other 1944 Placed on the retired list with the rank of Brigadier General.
Date of death 1951-01-22 Died of cancer and buried with full military honours.
Date of death 1951-01-22