Topic: AIF - 2B - 6 LHR
6th LHR, AIF
6th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
Service number: 780
Rank: Trooper [Tpr]
Unit: 6th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 4 August 1916
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: EGYPT 2 Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: DAVIS, Tpr. Dennitt, 780. 6th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 4th Aug., 1916. Age 25. Son of John Davis. Native oF East Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales. B. 31.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of Dennitt Davis from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||East Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Brother, Edwin Davis, East Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales|
|Enlistment date||19 November 1914|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/11/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale on 6 February 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action 4 August 1916|
|Place of death or wounding||Egypt|
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 23), Gallipoli, Turkey |
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James Arthur and jessie Crawford DAVIS, "Oxton Cottage", Morgan Street, Adamstown, Newcastle, New South Wales. Native of Hamilton. 64|
Lest we forget
Citation: 6th LHR, Roll of Honour, Dennitt Davis