Percy Sylvester DAVIES

Regimental number45671
Date of birth16 May 1889
Place of birthChristchurch
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Davies, Kerikeri, Private Bag, Hastings
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1917
Place of enlistmentNapier
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reinforcements, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT Turakina on 26 April 1917
Final rankRifleman
Final unit2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXIX, Row D, Grave No 20), Zonnebeke, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie Jane Davies, 612 Queen Street, West Hastings, Hawke's Bay. Native of Christchurch
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 26 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched into Sling Camp, and reverted to Lance Corporal.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917, and relinquished appointment as Lance Corporal; joined 2nd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 16 September 1917, and posted to C Company.

Killed in action, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 62, p. 31
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 20995668

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