James Henry Davis

Surname: Davis
Other names: James Henry
Other people in this story:
James Henry Davis
Emily Ann Harris Davis (nee Vincent)
Fred Davis
Locations in this story:
Ansty, Wiltshire
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Greatham, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Zonnebeke, Ypres, Belgium

James Henry Davis was born in Ansty, Wiltshire, during 1890 the son of James Henry Davis (Snr) and Emily (baptised as Emma and always known as such) Ann Harris Davis (nee Vincent).  He lived his early life in Ansty and also East Knoyle, Wiltshire.  By the time of the 1911 Census he had already joined the Grenadier Guards as a Guardsman (Service No. 29052) and was in barracks at Greatham, Hampshire, attached to the 9th Lancers.  He served in France and Flanders and was killed in action near Ypres, Belgium, on 9 Oct 1917.  His remains were not recovered and he is remembered on the Tynecot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Ypres, Belgium, (Panel 9).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals but there is no mention of the 1914/15 Star which might have been assumed.   His brother, Fred Davis, was also killed in action serving in France.


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