Henry Edward Davis

Date of birth: March 1891
Place of birth: Freemantle, Southampton
Service No.: 260179
Rank: Private (formerly Private 243164 Hampshire Regiment)
Regiment: Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry
Battalion: Not known
Died: 23rd August 1917 aged 26 years
Death location: Killed in action in Belgium

 

Life before the War
Henry was born in 1891. His father was William.

The 1911 census records show he lived at 4 Barters Cottages, Mousehole Lane, Southampton with his father, who was a Plate Layer, and his sister Maudie aged 18.  At the time of the census Henry would have been 20 years old.

Military Service

Tyne Cot Memorial

Tyne Cot Memorial

Henry enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment and later served as a Private in the Duke of Cornwall  Light Infantry.  He was killed in action on 23rd August, 1917 and is commemorated on Panel 80 to 82 & 163A of the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.  Henry is also remembered on the 1920 Roll of Honour.

The Tyne Cot Memorial, situated in West Vlaanderen, Belgium  lists 34,952 casualties of the First World War who have no known grave.

All 10 battalions of the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry saw action during WWI, the majority fought on the Western Front, 4 battalions served in campaigns in Egypt, India, Macedonia and Mesopotamia (Iraq).

 

Researcher: Jan Thorn
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