Monday, 9 May 2016

John Henry Davies 1880 - 1915

John Henry Davies
3rd July 1915 Barnsley Chronicle with thanks to Barnsley Archives

Born: 1880 Newcastle upon Tyne

Military Service:
Enlisted: 17th January 1916.

Regiment and Battalion: Royal Engineers 71st Tunnelling Company, previously the 13th York and Lancaster Regiment (1st Barnsley Pals)
Service number and rank:  86554 Sapper
Entered Theatre of War:  France on 19th March 1915
Awards:  The Victory Medal, The British War Medal and the 1915 Star

Death:    20th June 1915 age 35
John Henry Davies was buried in an underground explosion
CWGC Remembered: Ypres (Meningate) Memorial
Panel Reference: Panel 9

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, of 1, Mount Gardens, Northampton; husband of Esther Ann Davies, of 15, Vernon St. North, Barnsley.

St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lives of the First World War

John Henry Davies was a soldier in the Barnsley Pals Regiment, shortly after he enlisted, he was transferred to The Royal Engineers.

From the 1911 census  
John Henry Davies was born in Newcastle on Tyne
He married  Esther Anne (nee Lee)  born in Warwickshire
They had three children.
John William age 6 born Surrey
Charles Henry 2 born Surrey
George Richard 6 months born Barnsley

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With thanks to H for the additional research.

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