Bell Street, Shaftesbury

John Richard Davis

Surname: Davis
Other names: John Richard
Other people in this story:
James John Davis
Maria Davis née Russell
Ethel Gertrude Davis née Mitchell
Locations in this story:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
John Richard Davis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29th November 1893, the son of James John Davis and Maria Davis (née Russell).  He enlisted on 13th November 1914 but was not embodied until 2nd June 1915, when he joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. S4/111324).  He was attached to the 18th and 14th Field Bakery in France.  He was demobilized on 26th May 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1914/15 Star.   He married Ethel Gertrude Mitchell in 1926 but there was no children of the marriage.  His last known address was 4 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset (per the 1939 Register) which shows him working as a Baker.  His death in 1955 was registered in Sturminster, Dorset.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter.

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