Frederick Davies

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 40207

Parents: Evan and Ellen Davies

Home address: Holly Hill Lane, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: 1898

Place of birth: Rankin, Hudson Bay, Canada

Date of death: 22/09/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Westouter Churchyard and Extension, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity and Warmley Memorials and Kingswood High Street Boys School Memorial

Age: 19

Further information:

Frederick was born in Rankin Hudson Bay Canada, the second eldest of nine children with four sisters and four brothers. After living in Canada his family also lived for a few years in the USA before returning to the UK around 1906. Frederick attended Kingswood High Street Boys School and in 1911 his father was working as a licensee when the family were living at the Tennis Court Inn in Warmley.

Frederick would have enlisted around his 18th birthday in 1916 and with the 8th Battalion fought in various actions on the Western Front including The Battles of the Somme. Frederick died of wounds sustained during the Battle of Passchendaele (the third battle of Ypres) which lasted from 31st July to 10th November 1917 and resulted in combined casualties estimated to be around 800,000 for both allies and Germans.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Kingswood Heritage Museum