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Harold DAVIES

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Surname: DAVIES

Forename(s): Harold

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 266114

Rank: L/Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1917-11-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Harold Davies (born 13 November 1890) was the son of James Edward and Mary Alice Davies, née Myers. James was born at Leeds and Mary at Skipton, Yorkshire.

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 47, Rowland Street - Harold Davies, aged 4 months, born Skipton. [Harold and his parents were living with his great-grandmother Alice and grandmother, Margaret Myers.]

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 47, Rowland Street - Harold Davies, aged 10 years, born Skipton, son of James E. and Mary A. Davies.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 11, Cowper Street - Harold Davis, aged 20 years, born Skipton, son of James Edward and Mary Alice Davis.

Harold was married to Sarah Ann Fell Stoney in 1912.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl Harold Davies, 266114, W. Rid. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl Harold Davies, 266114, 2/6 W. Rid. R. Pres died 26.11.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Sgt Harold Davies, 3345, 266114, 2/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: On or since 26.11.17. Death pres'd. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Sarah F. £7 17s. 2d. Self and children. War Gratuity: Widow - Sarah A. F. £14 10s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Harold. Name(s) on card(s): Wife: Sarah Ann Fell Cox, born 26.6.88. Remarried. Address 1. 13, Milton Street, Skipton, Yorks. Address 2. 6, Brunswick Road, Morecambe, Lancs. Children: Dorothy, born 26.11.12. Margaret, born 3.9.15.

In 1921 Sarah and her daughters were living at 1, Cumberland Street, Skipton. Sarah married Samuel Ernest Cox in 1930. In 1939 Samuel, Sarah and her daughters were living at 7, Seathwaite Avenue, Heysham, Lancashire. Sarah died in 1961 and Samuel in 1973.

Harold is commemorated as H. Davis on the Skipton and Holy Trinity Church War Memorials.

Photograph: 'Yorkshire Rugby Football Union – In Memoriam 1914-19'.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

DAVIES, Sgt. Harold, aged 28, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, 11 Cooper Street, Skipton, killed Nov. 22, 1917.

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L/Sergeant Harold DAVIES

L/Sergeant Harold DAVIES

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: DAVIS

Forename(s): Harold

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton

Number: 266114

Rank: L/Sgt

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 26/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: DAVIES

Forename(s): Harold

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266114

Rank: Lance Sergeant

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age: 28

Awards:

Died Date: 26/11/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Sarah A. Davies, of 6, Brunswick Rd., Morecambe.

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The Davies family

The Davies family

The Davies family: John Edward and Mary Alice with their children, Harold and Jessie.

Courtesy of Mrs. Anne Mason, the granddaughter of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

Harold Davies

Harold Davies

Courtesy of Mrs. Anne Mason, the granddaughter of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

Pte. Harold Davies

Pte. Harold Davies

Courtesy of Mrs. Anne Mason, the granddaughter of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

The wife and daughters of L/Sergeant Harold Davies:

The wife and daughters of L/Sergeant Harold Davies:

The wife and daughters of L/Sergeant Harold Davies: (l-r) Sarah Ann Fell Davies, née Stoney, Margaret and Dorothy (Harold was killed on his daughter Dorothy's fifth birthday)

Courtesy of John Beck, Barnoldswick

The wife and daughters of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

The wife and daughters of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

The wife and daughters of L/Sergeant Harold Davies: (l-r) Margaret, Dorothy and Sarah Ann Fell Davies, née Stoney (Harold was killed on his daughter Dorothy's fifth birthday)

Courtesy of Mrs. Anne Mason, the granddaughter of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

L/Sergeant Harold Davies' British War Medal and Victory Medal

L/Sergeant Harold Davies' British War Medal and Victory Medal

Courtesy of Mrs. Anne Mason, the granddaughter of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

Next of kin Memorial Plaque

Next of kin Memorial Plaque

Courtesy of Mrs. Anne Mason, the granddaughter of L/Sergeant Harold Davies

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17 May 1918

WOUNDED AND MISSING

Mrs. Davies, 13 Milton Street, Skipton, is much troubled as to the fate of her husband, Lance-Sergeant Harold Davies, West Riding Regiment, from whom she has heard nothing since November 26th. On that date he was reported wounded in the knee and was taken to the dressing station, but since then all trace of him seems to have been lost. Mrs. Davies will be glad of any news of him.

11 October 1918

Skipton Soldier Missing – Now Presumed Killed

Mrs. Davies, of 13 Milton Street, Skipton, has received word from the Infantry Records Office, York, that her husband, Lance-Sergeant Harold Davies, West Riding Regiment, aged 28 years, who had been missing from the Cambrai Front in France since November 22nd, 1917, must now be presumed to have been killed on November 26th, 1917 (or since). He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, of 11 Cowper Street, Skipton. He joined the Colours in November, 1914, and went to France in February, 1917. He was formerly employed as a beamer by Messrs. Firth and Moorhouse Ltd., Sackville Mills. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, and leaves, in addition to the widow, two children, to whom we extend sincere sympathy.

28 November 1919

DAVIES – In loving memory of our dear son, Acting-Sergeant Harold Davies, reported missing 26th November, 1917, presumed killed November 1918.

Beside his grave we cannot stand,
Our hearts are crushed and sore;
But through the gloom there comes the word –
Not lost but gone before.

R.I.P.

From his Father and Mother and Sister, 11 Cowper Street.

DAVIES – In loving remembrance of my dear nephew, Acting-Sergeant Harold Davies, reported missing 26th November, 1917, afterwards presumed killed on that date.

“May he rest in peace.”

From his Aunt and Cousins, 45 Rowland Street.

DAVIES – In loving memory of Lance-Sergt. Harold Davies, missing Cambrai, November 26th, 1917.

“Ever remembered.”

From his loving Wife and Family, 13 Milton Street, Skipton.

26 November 1920

DAVIES – In loving memory of L. Sergt. H. Davies, presumed killed Nov. 26th, 1917.

“To memory ever dear.”

From his Aunt and Cousins, 45 Rowland Street, Skipton.

DAVIES – In loving memory of our dear son, L. Sergt. Harold Davies, missing at Cambrai, November 26th, 1917, presumed killed Nov. 1918.

“Still alive in memory, thought and love. – R.I.P.”

From Father, Mother and Sister, 11 Cowper Street, Skipton.

DAVIES – In loving memory of Acting Sergt. Harold Davies, missing Nov. 26th, 1917.

“To memory ever dear.”

From his Wife and Children, 13 Milton Street, Skipton.

25 November 1921

DAVIES – In loving remembrance of our dear son, Lce/Sgt. Harold Davies, who was presumed killed, Nov. 26th, 1917. – “R.I.P.”

From All at 11 Cowper Street, Skipton.

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11 October 1918

Skipton Sergeant Presumed Killed

An official intimation has been received by Mrs. Davies, 13, Milton Street, Skipton, presuming the death of her husband, Sergt. Harold Davies (son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, 11, Cowper Street, Skipton), West Riding Regiment, who was reported missing from Nov. 22nd, 1917. Employed as a beamer by Messrs. Firth and Moorhouse, Skipton, and a member of St. Stephen’s Church, Sergt. Davies enlisted in November, 1914, and went out to France in February, 1917. He was 28 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.

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