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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Reginald Henry Davy was born in Worksop, the only son of Thomas Edward and Mary Jane Davy. He was the eldest of his siblings being born in 1897, with two younger sisters, Elsie Mary and Catherine, all born Worksop. The family resided in Newcastle Avenue and Thomas worked as an ironmonger’s manager
01 Nov 1916
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Signal Section 1/6th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Pte. R.H Davy Worksop Guardian 10 November 1916 Profound sympathy will be expressed with Mr and Mrs. T.E. Davy, of 72, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, in the loss of their only son, Pte Reginald Henry Davy, who died from wounds sustained while following his duties as a signaller on November 1st. The news came on Tuesday morning, in a letter from a colleague, Pte Vic Stringfellow, stating that Davy had been wounded, and by the same post a telegram, which had been forwarded by post from Sheffield, where it had arrived over night too late for delivery, from the depot of the Regiment at Perth Scotland, announcing his death on the same day he was wounded. Signalman H.V.Stringfellow wrote from the Signal Section, 6th Gordon Highlanders, B.E.F. November 1st, as follows:- “Dear Mrs Davy, I am extremely sorry to have to write to let you know that Reg. was wounded today whilst attending to a wire. I was unable to get to see him owing to my being on duty at the phone, but made enquiries after and found that his wounds were not so serious as at first expected, but I expect you will receive full details later, The chap that accompanied him to the dressing station, tells me he left Reg quite cheerful, so please don’t worry too much. I shall be anxious to hear all particulars as soon as possible,- With Best Wishes, yours sincerely, Vic” However, as stated, by the same post came the news that Pte. Davy succumbed to his injuries the same day. The telegram from the depot of the Gordon’s at Perth stated: ” I deeply regret to inform you R.H. Davy died November 1st, gunshot wounds to his shoulder, compound fracture left leg and right ankle, died in 4th Casualty Clearing Station, France. Officer in Command” Pte Davy was the only son of Worksop born parents, Mr. Davy having been with Messrs. Marris, iron founders, and later with Mr T J Green, their successor, for many years, and is known in a very wide circle and particularly amongst local agriculturist’s. Both he and Mrs Davy are highly respected. The lad was born in Worksop, and attended the Abbey Boy’s school, and was also in the Priory Choir as a boy. On leaving school he became associated with the G.N. Railway office at Worksop, under Mr. A. Franks, and after about two years was sent to Nottingham, in the District Managers department. Later he was transferred to Retford, and while here in September, 1915 enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders, together with three other Worksop lads, Pte Vic Stringfellow, F.G. Parkin, and W. Newton. For a time they were in training at Inverness, but later came down to Ripon, when they were attached to the 6th Gordon’s, and in July they were transferred to France, Pte Davy and Stringfellow were associated with the Signalling Section, and it appears that the unfortunate lad was dealing with a wire, he sustained the wounds which resulted in his untimely death. He was only 19 years of age. Mr and Mrs. Davy will be sincerely sympathised with in their bereavement by their many friends.
CWG additional information:- Only son of Thomas Edward and Mary Jane Davy, of Worksop, Notts. Buried in the Varennes Military Cemetery, France
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Reginald Henry Davey - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett