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Davies-E-L-2nd-Lt

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

From the Scotch College WW1 Honours and Awards webpage.

 

Davies E L    2nd Lt        Eden Lloyd         18 Inf Bn    27    Fat stock buyer    Single    C of E        

Address:    Essendon, Scott St, 6, "Llandyssil" (NOK)    

Next of Kin:    Davies, E M, Mrs, 6 Scott St, Essendon    

Enlisted:    1 Aug 1915        

Embarked:     A71 Nestor 9 Apr 1916 (Sydney)    

Awards:  Military Cross and Bar

 

Relatives on Active Service:

George-W-E-Pte-4797   cousin DOW

 

"Gallant Australian leaves Buckingham Palace after being decorated by the King.

The picture shows Lieut E Lloyd Davies leaving the palace after receiving  his Military Cross which he won for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of a bombing party.   News has lately come to hand that he has since been awarded a bar to the Cross.   Lieut Davies is a son of Mr and Mrs J L Davies of Essendon.  He was educated at Scotch College and enlisted in August 1915." (For Ref see below.) 

 

From the Scotch College WW1 Honours and Awards webpage.

 

Recommendations for Military Cross and Bar.

 

18th Battln  Lieut Eden Lloyd Davies   3/3/17

This officer was in charge of Bombing party which forced an entry into MALT TRENCH near BATTERY COPSE.  He bombed along the Trench for a distance of over 200 yards and held his position against enemy's counter bombing.  He established communication on both Flanks.

Lt-Col G F Murphy.  Military Cross.  Awarded.

 

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1068646--34-.PDF

 

Recommendation Bar to MC  13 May 1917

This officer on May 3rd near NOREUIL under Battalion Commander's instructions, reorganised a party and succeeded in entering OG 1.  Despite desperate counter attacks he repeatedly returned to the assault and throughout the day showed fine personal courage and excellent judgment in dealing with a critical situation.
http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1068650--18-.PDF 

 

 

ROLL OF HONOR:

A cablegram has been received stating that Lieutenant Lloyd Davies, of the A.I.F., elder son of Mr. J. L. Davies, of Scott street, Essendon, and a member of the staff of Jno. Cooke and Co. Pty. Ltd., has been awarded the Military Cross. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Davies are very enthusiastic workers in connection with Essendon Red Cross matters; and are to be congratulated on the great success obtained by their son. 

 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, April 12). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 11, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602249

 

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Davis, of "Llandyssil," Essendon, received word last week that their eldest son, Lieutenant Eden Lloyd Davies, has been awarded the Military Cross. Lieutenant Davies is a   grandson of the late Joseph George of Brunswick: Another  grandson, Lieutenant Wellesley McHenry was awarded a similar distinction last year. Both of these young officers are nephews of Mrs. H. Stanley Hollow, of  Christ Church Vicarage, Geelong.

 

Fact and Rumour. (1917, April 19). Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925), p. 26. Retrieved February 23, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130059121

 

Mr. J. L. Davies, of Scott street, Moonee ponds, has received news by cable that his son, Lieut. E. Lloyd Davies. has been awarded a bar to his Military Cross.   In  the London "Gazette" of April, only three members of the A.I.F. had been thus honoured.

 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, June 14). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602800

 

ROLL OF HONOUR 

General Birdwood wrote as follows to Lieut E Lloyd Davies, M.C., of Scott st., Aberfeldie on 31st March :--"This is to congratulate you most heartily upon the award to you of the Military Cross, which   you so thoroughly deserved for your conspicuous bravery in the fighting that took place near Warlencourt on the night of  ...... of last month. Thank you so for your good work and for all good wishes to you for the future." At the Essendon Council on Monday it was resolved to forward a congratulatory letter to Mr. and Mrs. Davies.

 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, June 21). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 16, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602926


LIEUTENANT EDEN LLOYD
DAVIES, 18th (N.S.W.) Battalion. This officer, who is 29 years of age,
is the son of Mr J. Davies, of Essendon, and before going to the front was a
member of the staff of John Cooke and Company Proprietary Ltd., of Sydney,
for which he acted as stock buyer. He lived at Neutral Bay. Lieutenant
Davies, who was educated at Scotch College, gained his commission as
second lieutenant on February 16, 1916, and his lieutenancy on December 9. He
won the Cross by conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge
of a bombing party. He bombed along a German trench for 200 yards, and held
his position against several strong counter-attacks. He was decorated by
the King at Buckingham Palace on May 12.
HONORS WON IN WAR (1917, July 19). The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 10. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242475599

 

LIEUT, DAVIES PROMOTED
Mr J. L. Davies, of Essendon, formerly Chief Clerk of the Neglected
Children's Department, has been in formed by cable that his son, Lieuten-
ant E. Lloyd Davies, M.C., who left Australia with the 18th (New South
Wales) Battalion 12 months ago, has been promoted captain. Captain Davies
was formerly employed by Messrs John Cooke and Company, meat exporters,
Sydney.

LIEUT. DAVIES PROMOTED (1917, August 22). The Herald

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 10.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242484213

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

Mr. J. L. Davies of 6 Scott street, [Essen]don, has been notified that his [son, Lieu]tenant E. L. Davies, 12th Battalion has been awarded a bar to his [Military] Cross for conspicuous gallantry [for de]votion to duty during an attack. ..... face of desperate counter-attacks, ... the notification appearing in the [Essendon] Gazette." "Lieutenant Davies contin..... returned to the assault and showing greatest courage and judgment in .... with the critical situation."

 

ROLL OF HONOUR. (1917, September 20). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 23, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74603788

 

Capt. E. L. Davies, 18th (New South Wales) Battalion, son of Mr. J. Davies, of Essendon, won the Military Cross, which was gazetted on 26th April last year, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of a bombing party. He also won the bar to the cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. On 22nd September, he was admitted to a hospital at Rouen, suffering from severe wounds in the left leg, arms, and hands. He has since been invalided to England and from there to Australia.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR. (1918, March 28). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved June 7, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74605501

 

Mentioned in this publication.

Above photo is from Gallant Australian - leaves Buckingham Palace after being Decorated by the King. (1917, August 16). Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), p. 14. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146476910

 

 

War Service Commemorated                    

Aberfeldie Bowls Club Great War Honour Board                                                

Essendon State School

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Scotch College

Welcome Home 7 Nov 1918

 

 

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