Davies, George

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George Davies

20018, Serjeant, 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Killed in action, 6 July 1916, aged 25
Buried at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France

CWGC registered (no family details)

George Davies was born in Llandudno on 12 November 1890. He was the son of Henry and Ellen Davies of 69 Mostyn Street, Llandudno. Henry Davies was a print compositor. In April 1894, George was admitted to St. George’s National School. In 1901, the family was living at 2 Glan-y-mor Villas, Trevor Street. George left school November 1904. In 1911, the family’s address was “Chyne (?) House”, Bryniau Road; George worked as a shop assistant to a stationer.

George Davies volunteered to join the Royal Welch Fusiliers in November 1914. He enlisted at Llandudno and was given the regimental number 20018. He joined the 14th (Service) Battalion that formed had at Llandudno on 2 November 1914. The battalion moved to Winchester in August 1915 and disembarked at Le Havre on 2 December 1915. George Davies’ service record is scant but he must have proved himself to be a good soldier for he achieved the rank of serjeant.

George Davies was killed in action on 6 July 1916 aged 25. The battalion was preparing for the attack on Mametz Wood which happened four days later. The war diary for the 14th Battalion mentions no casualties for 6 July. George Davies was buried close to where he fell though after the war he was reinterred at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, France.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno
  • Llanrhos Parish War Memorial, All Saints’ Church, Deganwy

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