|NAME||Walter Arnold Davis|
|BORN||Braidwood NSW 10 August 1894|
|DIED||Tumut 27 February 1956|
|MILITARY SERIAL NO.||6107|
|UNIT||Army Service Corps 5th Infantry Brigade Team|
|ENLISTED||Liverpool 19 February 1915|
|DISCHARGED||Sydney April 1919 – Medically Unfit|
Walter Davis took up a soldier settlement block within the Soldiers’ Group Purchase Area No. 26 of Tarrabandra in the Parish of Tarrabandra, County of Wynyard, Gundagai Land District. The block was SGP No. 1922/24 and consisted of 292 acres.
On 26 July 1921, Walter wrote to the Soldiers Settlement Board stating that he had purchased a house out of his advance for £150 but when the house was completed it would cost £320. Walter, with help from his neighbours, dragged timber from the hill to build the house using a draught horse. There wasn’t enough left out of the Advance money to cover the additional cost so he asked the Department to reimburse him with money from his corn crop. He appears to have been successful in this. He intended bringing his mother and younger brother to live with him.
When he married the Braidwood girl Victoria Hush in 1926, because of ill health, he was no longer able to cope with the farm. 
 Marjorie Myers, (nee Davis), My father Walter Arnold Davis – Soldier Settler, Tumut, 2010
 SRNSW: Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/7004 No. 4295] Walter Arnold Davis, Annotation on letter – Walter Davis to the Acting Director of Soldier Settlements, 26 January 1921.
Sources used to compile this entry:
State Records NSW: Lands Department; NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files; [12/7004 No. 4295] Walter Arnold Davis.
National Archives of Australia: B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers (Walter Arnold Davis) online: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=1897245
Myers, Marjorie, (nee Davis), My father Walter Arnold Davis – Soldier Settler, Tumut, 2010.