Topic: George Frederick Samuel Davis (1893-1918)

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Tauranga farmer George Frederick Samuel Davis was killed in action in Belgium on 3 January 1918 at the age of 25. He was buried in the Divisional Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Story researched and written by Debbie McCauley.

George Frederick Samuel Davis (1893-1918) was born in Ashburton on 9 October 1893 (reg. 1893/18287). His parents were William Charles and Mary Ann Davis (nee Hadley) who married in New Zealand in 1880 (reg. 1880/274).

Known as Fred, he farmed in Tauranga and was a Hauraki Regiment Volunteer.

George enlisted to fight in World War I on 5 April 1916. He became a Gunner with the New Zealand Field Artillery, 1st Battery, 1st Brigade (Service No. 29484),

George was killed in action in Belgium on 3 January 1918 at the age of 25. He was buried in the Divisional Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

George Frederick Samuel Davis (1893-1918)


Archives New Zealand: Military Personnel File.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Cenotaph Record.

Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).


A version of this article was archived in August 2016 at Perma CC

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George Frederick Samuel Davis (1893-1918)

Note:Service Number: 24984
First Names:George Frederick Samuel
Last Name:Davis
Date of Birth:9 October 1893
Place of Birth:Ashburton
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:3 January 1918
Place of death:Belgium
Place of burial:Divisional Cemetery, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Fathers name:William Charles Davis
Mothers name:Mary Ann Hardley
Mothers date of birth:1859
Mothers place of birth:Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England
Mothers date of death:19 November 1947
Mothers place of death:French Bay, Titirangi, Auckland
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)