Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
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
Harry was born at Omeo before the family moved to Bairnsdale and was 21 years old. The older of the Davis boys, Harry and his young brother George both enlisted at Morphetville in South Australia on 11 September 1915 where the family had moved and had farming interests. The two brothers trained together before they sailed out from Melbourne just before Christmas on 22 December 1914. Both members of the 16 th  Battalion, they were part of the Gallipolli campaign and both survived the landing. Harry was more than likely there when his brother was killed in action. Three weeks later, on 2 June, Harry was grievously wounded and transferred on to the hospital ship Franconia. His wounds turned septic and he died at sea three days later on 5 June. Harry was buried at the East Cemetery on Mudros Island.
1032 Private Harry Herbert Davis – Omeo/Bairnsdale Died of wounds 5 June 1915
….. probably saw brother killed before being wounded