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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 10/10/1896 Adelaide, Australia. d. 21/12/1953 Adelaide, Australia.

 

He was 21 years old, and a Corporal in the 10th Battalion (S.A.), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 28 June 1918, at Merris, France, when an enemy machine-gun was causing heavy casualties, Corporal Davey moved forward in the face of fierce point-blank fire, and attacked the gun with hand grenades, putting half the crew out of action. Having used all available grenades, he fetched a further supply and again attacked the gun, the crew of which had meantime been reinforced. He killed all eight of the crew and captured the gun, which he then used to repel a determined counter-attack, during which he was severely wounded.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA.

BURIAL PLACE: WEST TERRACE AIF CEMETERY, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA.

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Phillip Davey VC, MM

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Enlistment Documents

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Military Medal Citation

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Memorials to Valour

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