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Title: James Davenport
Formatted Name: Davenport, James Henry
Rank: Private
Place of Birth: Hampton Wick (England)
Biographical notes: True name James Henry Holton. Does not appear to be the correct one. The Davenport reported as visiting the camp and planning to go to Enoggera in June 1915 had not yet enlisted. I can find no other Davenport that is likely. There was also a James Herbert Davenport who enlisted under the name Patrick Sheehan 1417 Second Battalion, but he enlisted in November 1914 and was KIA in 1917. Kalgoorlie Western Argus, Tuesday 25 May 1915, page 33, 34 Interest attaches locally to two other members the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Forces who were wounded, in the fighting at the Dardanelles, although they did not enlist in this State. Both are brothers of Mrs. T. O'Brien, who resides in Harley Street, Kalgoorlie. One is Private Frederick Davenport, 33 years of age, single, who joined the first contingent in Victoria where he lived with his parents at North Fitzroy. Since his departure for the front his mother died. Eighteen months ago he was on a short visit to his sister at Kalgoorlie. The other wounded brother is Private James Davenport, 37 years of age, single, who joined the second contingent in Queensland, and, according to a letter from the younger brother, they met in Egypt, each having been unaware of the other's presence among the volunteers. Sheehan gave his next of kin as Mrs. Jessie Anderson, 156 Clanson Street, North Fitzroy. Frederick Ernest Davenport gave his next of kin as Mrs. J. Anderson, 156 Clanson Street, North Fitzroy.
Occupation: Labourer
Age at Enlistment: 34
Unit: 9th Battalion, F Company
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1964-02-21
Place of Death: Katherine
Service History: Unit embarked from Brisbane on board Transport A5 'Omrah' on 24 September 1914.
Related link: Embarkation Roll - Transport A5 'Omrah'
From Anzac to the Hindenburg Line : the history of the 9th Battalion, A.I.F. by Norman K. Harvey. Uckfield, East Essex, U.K. : The Naval & Military Press in association with Imperial War Museum, 2009.
"Letter dated Alderly...", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 17 June 1915: p.10.
Service Record
Nominal Roll
Unit War Diary
Campaigning with the fighting 9th (in and out of the line with the 9BN A.I.F.) 1914-1919 by C.M. Wrench. Brisbane : Boolarong Publications for 9th Battalions Association, 1985.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: World War, 1914-1918
Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
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