Enmore Green from Castle Hill 3

Frank Davis

Surname: Davis
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Frederick Davis
Emily Davis née Jenkins
Rose Davis née Oliver
Harry Davis
Charles Davis
William Robert Davis
Edward Frederick Davis
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Motcombe, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cherry Orchard Farm, Cann, Shaftesbury
Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

Frank Davis was born in Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury in 1882 and baptised at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, on 26th February 1882, the son of Frederick Davis and Emily Davis née Jenkins. He was the brother of Harry (b.1880) and Charles (b.1888) Davis, both of whom lost their lives in the First World War serving in the Dorsetshire Regiment. His other brothers, William Robert (b.1886) also served in the war with the Dorsets and Edward Frederick (b. 1898) with the Inniskilling Fusiliers.  By 1901 the family had moved to Cherry Orchard Farm, St. James, Cann, Shaftesbury (Per 1901 Census). Frank married Rose Oliver on 19th October 1902 at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, and they went on to have one child. By 1911 they were living at 3 Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in the Coldstream Guards as a Guardsman (Service No. 20782) on 6 Dec 1915 but was not embodied until 9 Oct 1916. He was discharged on 11 Mar 1919 and later made a pension claim on 14th April 1920 which was rejected apart from receiving a £5 grant in lieu. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him still living at 3 Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, working as a Baker's Roundsman. He died in Shaftesbury in 1934 and was buried in the Town Cemetery, Shaftesbury, on 22 Feb 1934.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Harry Davis
Charles Davis
William Robert