World War 1 Soldiers
For the centenary of the First World War, we have researched the history of soldiers in our family who served in the Great War. Three of these soliders paid the supreme sacrifice and we pay tribute to these soldiers on this page.
Lest We Forget
He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force in 53rd Infantry Battalion in Sydney on 14 Aug 1915. He served in France and was killed in action on 19 Jul 1916, aged 20, during the 'Attack at Fromelles'. Eric Whitbread has no known grave but is commemorated in the VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France.
Clyde Edward Davis (Joe) (1886-1916)
Clyde Davis ('Joe') was the son of Richard and Louisa Davis of Auburn, NSW.
He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force in Holdsworthy on 30 Aug 1915 and served with the 4th Australian Pioneers. He was wounded in action on 29 Aug 1916 in the Battle of the Somme, France, and died from his wounds on 31 Aug 1916, aged 30. Clyde Davis is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, near Amiens, France.