Frank Davis

Surname: David
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Frederick Davis
Emily Davis
Rose Oliver
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Motcombe, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

Frank Davis was born in Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury in 1882 and baptised there on 26 Feb 1882 the son of Frederick of Emily Davis. By 1901 the family had moved to Cherry Orchard Farm, St. James, Cann, Shaftesbury (Per 1901 Census). Frank married Rose Oliver on 10 Oct 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). Military records are sparse due to burning so that his discharge date cannot be determined except it is known he made a pension claim on 14 Apr 1920 which was rejected. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He died in Shaftesbury in 1934.


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