Fred Davis

Surname: Davis
Other names: Fred
Other people in this story:
James Henry Davis
Emily Ann Harris Davis (nee Vincent)
James Henry Davis (jnr)
Locations in this story:
Ansty, Wiltshire
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Quarley, Cholderton, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Picquigny, Somme, Picardie, France

Fred Davis was born in Ansty, Wiltshire, during 1895 the son of James Henry Davis and Emily (but baptised as Emma and always known as such) Ann Harris Davis (nee Vincent).  Fred lived his early life in Ansty and East Knoyle, Wiltshire.  By 1911 the family had moved to Quarley, Cholderton, Wiltshire where Fred's father died in 1913.   Fred enlisted with the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers as a Private (Service No. 7559).  He served in France and Flanders where he unfortunately died of wounds on 3 Apr 1918.  He was buried at the Picquigny British Cemetery, Somme, Picardie, France (Grave Ref: A. 4.)  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His brother, James Henry Davis, was also killed in France during the conflict.


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