South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

George Davis

George Henry DAVIES was born on 5th June, 1892. He was the son of James Davies, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Jane. At the time of George's baptism at St Paul's Coven on 24th July, 1892 the family lived at 'End of Avenue, Brewood' but by 1901 they had moved to Coven village. In 1911 James and his two oldest sons, John and George worked as roadmen for the Rural District Council.

George married Ella Flavel Buckley in 1916. They had a daughter, Ada, early in 1917. When George joined up in about May 1917 they lived at Crateford but Ella later lived at The Marsh, Penkridge.

George served in the Royal Garrison Artillery in the 231st Siege Battery. He died of wounds at the 41st Casualty Clearing Station on 15th October, 1918 and is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Gunner George Henry Davies, 154559, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.