Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Harold Davies was born in Bridgnorth in 1895 where he was baptised at St Leonard's on 26th June. He was the son of William Davies, a labourer, and his wife, Mary Ann. The family lived in Friar Street, Bridgnorth. William died when Harold was about 4, Mary Ann married Francis Oliver and the family moved to Highley where they lived at 29 Orchard Street.
Harold was working at Rhea Hall Farm, Highley, in 1911 but by the time he enlisted, in January 1915, he had become a miner. He served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery, going to France in July 1915 - in time for the Battle of Loos. He saw action on the Somme in 1916.
Harold was wounded in action near Arras on 9th April, 1917 during the First Battle of The Scarpe and he died the same day. At the time of his death he was with "C" Battery in the 71st Brigade. He is buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras.
Driver Harold Davies, 79011 RFA, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.
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