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Davey, - , Spotswood.

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“Davey, - , Spotswood.,” Wyndham History, accessed June 27, 2019, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2598.
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Title

Davey, - , Spotswood.

Subject

Soldiers - Werribee (Vic.)

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Contributor

Sandra King

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

The Werribee Shire area covered a vast area in 1915-1920 and there are names on the honor board from Werribee, Tarneit, Truganina, Little River, Mount Cottrell, Metropolitan Farm, West Footscray, Melton, Williamstown, Laverton, Newport, Bacchus Marsh and Spotswood.  

Whilst this name and initial appears in the Werribee Shire Banner's Roll of Honor and on the RSL Honor Board, no soldier could be found with the surname of Davey who had any link to Werribee. 

"Davey, - from Spotswood" first appeared in the Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3 which was after the war had ended.

A G. Davey of Newport enlisted on 19 July 1915 and was discharged as medically unfit on 5 September 1919. A newspaper article listed a G. Davey as being on Active Service or in Training in Footscray Chronicle, 21 August 1915, p.4.

If you have any information that could help us in our research, please contact the Plaza Library on 8734 2600 or email familyhistorylibrarian@wyndham.vic.gov.au 

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