Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
 741 Private David Davis – Swifts Creek Died of illness 7 October 1915
….. his two brothers returned to Australia
One of six children, David Davis was born at Cassilis in 1895 to William and Elizabeth, the family having a life long association with the district. Three of the boys, James, Albert and David enlisted. James and Albert fought through to the end of the war and returned home. David was the last, and the youngest, to enlist and signed up on 26 June 1915. He arrived at camp for basic training on 14 August and died less than two months later on 7 October from pneumonia and heart failure. He was 21 years old.