Private Davy Singh
Name: Davy (Davey/Dava/Dev) SINGH
Regimental Number: 179, 33rd Btn
Age: 34 years and 2 months at enlistment
Place of Enlistment: Inverell, NSW
Place of Birth: Lahore, Punjab, India
Occupation: Hawker and Farmer
Marital Status: Married - Janey Singh (nee Sidebottom)
Circa 1916 - Kelly’s Gully, Warialda, NSW,
Circa 1916 - Boolaroo, via Newcastle, NSW
Circa 1937 - ‘Bullecourt’, Bimbaya, NSW
Circa 1949 - Candelo, NSW
Religion (per enlistment form): Hindoo
12th February 1916 - Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Inverell and to camp Rutherford.
4th May 1916 - Embarked Sydney for the United Kingdom per Transport ‘Marathon’ with A Company, 33rd Infantry Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Division.
14th June 1916 - Awarded an extra duty for having broken ranks from a route march at Cape Town.
9th July 1916 - Disembarked Devonport and to camp Hurdcott.
12th November 1916 - Absent Without Leave and to fourteen day Field Punishment Number 2.
24th November 1916 - Embarked Southampton for France.
27th December 1916 - Operations France and Flanders against the Germans from near Armentieres and later The Somme, Ypres and Bullecourt.
12th to 18th April 1917 - Sick with influenza 10th Field Ambulance.
23rd April 1917 - Sick with influenza.
29th April 1917 - To United Kingdom per Hospital Ship ‘Jan Breydal’ and to Military Hospital, Aldershot.
9th May 1917 - To 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield.
16th June 1917 - To 2nd Convalescent Depot, Weymouth.
27th July 1917 - Embarked United Kingdom for South Africa suffering neurasthenia and malaria per Transport ‘Demosthenes’.
24th September 1917 - Disembarked Melbourne.
30th October 1917 - Discharged Sydney Medically Unfit.
Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal 1914-1919.
Described as 65 inches tall, 135 pounds in weight, chest 36.5 to 38.5 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.
Noted children Tommy (David Thomas 1917 to 1996) and Katey (Catherine 1915 to 1977).
Noted in Civil Hospital Randwick circa 1927 following the theft of his wallet.
Died Bega, New South Wales in 1952.
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