Wallace Lionel Davey
Daney, Private Wallace Lionel no.3222
17th Battalion 7th Reinforcements, later 5th Pioneer Battalion.
71 Gamet Street, Hurlstone Park.
Born 1896 at Darlington NSW, son of William R. and Fanny Davey.
Enlisted at Sydney 24/8/1915, aged 21 [i.e. 19].
Church of England.
Next of kin, sister, Mrs Millie Spindler, 71 Gamet Street, Dulwich Hill.
Pte Davey was serving in the 39th Infantry at the time of enlistment.
Still abroad October 1919.
Memorial, Euston Road, Hurlstone Park.
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1821100/ [accessed 06/01/2017].
The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002