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Private William Griffith Davies

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1886-04-24
Place of birth: London
Next of kin: Jeff Chambers, son of Barbara Chambers, his niece who lives in West Vancouver B.C..
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Electric Lineman
Occupation (normalized): Electric Lineman or Cable Jointer, Specialisation Unknown
Address: 280 Egerton St, London Ontario
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1916-04-13
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 54292
Final Rank: Private (18th Battalion)
Rank detail

Private, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). .

Note: ee

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: St. Eloi. Sniper shot to the head

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 432227
LAC ID: 349617
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B2360-S063
Uploader's Notes: There is a stone marker commemorating this soldier at the grave of his parents in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London Ontario. The stone was placed their by his friends following the war and reads as follows: He was a chum of ours;One of the best we knew;He would meet us with a cherry Hello, in the trenches as we were marching through;He was one of the best to a pal out of luck; The best at playing the game;He gave up his life for those at home;So I'll take off my hat to his name.
Uploader's Research notes: There is a stone marker commemorating this soldier at the grave of his parents in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London Ontario. The stone was placed their by his friends following the war and reads as follows: He was a chum of ours;One of the best we knew;He would meet us with a cherry Hello, in the trenches as we were marching through;He was one of the best to a pal out of luck; The best at playing the game;He gave up his life for those at home;So I'll take off my hat to his name.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2012-11-02