Millicent veteran ranks thin out

Millicent veteran ranks thin out

The ranks of World War II veterans in Millicent have recently been diminished by the death of Ted Davis at the age of 98.

The one-time airman took up residence at Boneham Aged Care Services in 2021 and this is where the two other known veterans of this war reside.

Originally from Blayney in New South Wales, Mr Davis moved to Millicent to be closer to his family including well-known builder and past Millicent Lions Club president Garry Davis OAM.

He had enlisted in the RAAF at Sydney just after he turned 18 in October 1942.

His war service took him to New Guinea.

After more than 3.5 years in uniform, Mr Davis was discharged in May 1946 with the rank of Leading Aircraftman.

His service to our nation was recognised a few years ago with a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative medallion presented by member for Barker Tony Pasin.

He has presented similar certificates and medallions across the vast electorate to mark the passing of 75 years since the end of World War II.

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