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William Davis

William Davis

Date of Birth

14 May 1888


Borough Road College

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Essex Regiment, 12th Battalion

Date of death

18 October 1916


Thiepval Memorial, France (Grave/Memorial reference: Pier and Face 10D)


Little is known about 2nd Lieutenant William Davis other than that he had two sisters and was reluctant to be vaccinated before entry to the school. Before the war he was a local preacher of the United Methodist Church, a leader and trustee of his church and a member of the choir. He was 28 when he died.


Entry on p.83 [Roll of Honour page], Borough Road College 1907 applications, BRCSYG44, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1911 Annual Report, The O.B.’s War Hum and Roll of Service (1918, 4th Edition)