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  • Buried in Bray Military Cemetery
Person Details
Stapleford Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Thomas and Catherine Davis and the brother of Thomas, Hannah, Elizabeth, Joseph, Arthur and Herbert Davis. In 1911 they lived at 6 Lot Street Stapleford Nottinghamshire.
In 1911 he was a miner (ganger).
31 Jan 1917
21
34356 - CWGC Website
70750
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Davis enlisted in the Territorial Force with the number 2292 and served with the 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He entered theatre on 1 March 1915 which is consistent with the battalion's move to the Western Front. At some stage he was posted to the 1st Battalion with the number 70750. The battalion entered the line in the Bouchevesnes sector (Somme) on 26 January 1917, and the major concern was the extreme cold and snow. The war diary mentions that there were some casualties on the 28 and 30 January. William was wounded in action and taken to the Casualty Clearing Station at Bray. He died of his wounds and was buried in the attached cemetery - Bray Military Cemetery, grave I.C.14. He was the only 1st Battalion man to die that day. John Morse
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  • Buried in Bray Military Cemetery
    William Davis - Buried in Bray Military Cemetery