Thomas Moore DAVIS

Regimental number12/1080
Date of birth1 March 1891
Place of birthAuckland
ReligionChurch of England
Address58 Williamson Avenue, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas M Davis, 58 Williamson Avenue, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankSergeant
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 72), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Leah Davis, Tauherenikau, Featherston, Wairarapa, Wellington
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted Sergeant, 9 September 1914; embarked with Main Body NZEF from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Waimana', 16 October 1914.

Disembarked Egypt, 4 December 1914.

Wounded in action and evacuated to ship, HMT 'Guilford Castle', Gallipoli, May 1915; died at sea en route to Egypt of wounds sustained at Gallipoli, 14 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805