Davies, David Claud Graham. Died 15 May 1915

A lieutenant in the 1st siege battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery.

CWGC Information: Davies DCG, Lieutenant, Died 15/05/1915 aged 33 Royal Garrison Artillery ii G 15 Bethune town Cemetery. Born March quarter 1892 at Llanrwst, Denbighshire, son of Thomas John and Annie Louisa Davies of “Awelon”, 15 Holbrook Ave, Rugby

Medal Roll has David C Davies 1st Siege Batty RGA Rank is gunner No 11954.

Awarded Victory medal, British War Medal and 14 star qualified by joining before 17/09/1914

Brother applied for Medal from No 5 coy British Gendarmerie, Jerusalem, Palestine

Service Record WO339/30799. This has been severely weeded out and contains mainly papers on his estate and Rugby Solicitors Fredk Fuller who acted for Mrs Annie Louisa Davies, whose address is given as 29 Manor Road, Rugby.

David Claud Graham Davies 2nd Lieut 1st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery died of wounds in the field hospital. He was buried in the Town Cemetery, Bethune. Also mentioned is a Mrs A L Zaloudek as the mother.

In the folder is an extract from the local French death registration

Free BMD has the birth of a David Claud G Davies in Llanrwst in March qtr 1892 vol 11b page 299

FreeBMD marriages has marriage between Annie Louisa Davies and Hynek Zaloudek in June quarter 1901 Chorlton vol 8c page 1576

The 1901 census for 25 Albert Road, South Manchester has Annie L Davies head, Widow, aged 45? Boardinghouse keeper, Birkenhead. Has 2 sons David CG aged 9 and James R aged 8 both born Llanrwst and a lodger Hynek Zaloudek

The 1911 census for 72 Mostyn St, Llandudno, N Wales gives Annie Louisa Zaloudek aged 45 married for 10 years with 2 children and also a stepson James Reginald Davies an engineering student aged 18 born in Llanrwst

Looking in Rugby directories Mrs A L Zaloudek appears at 29 Manor Road, Rugby from 1912 – 1915.

From 1916 – 1919 she appears as Mrs Davis of 29 Manor Road, Rugby

From 1920 –1921 she appears as Mrs A L Davies 15 Holbrook Avenue, Rugby

Rugby Advertiser 22 May 1915 “WELL KNOWN LOCAL ATHLETE DIES OF WOUNDS”

News was received on Sunday by Mrs Davies of 29 Manor Road, that her son Second-Lieutenant Claude Davies of the Royal Garrison Artillery forming part of the 1st Army had died of wounds

Appears in the BTH Roll of Honour. He was formerly in the Electrical Laboratory in Rugby

He has a brother also in the war but attached to a different regiment

 

RUGBY REMEMBERS HIM

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One thought on “Davies, David Claud Graham. Died 15 May 1915

  1. Claude is also remembered on Llandudno’s war memorial. He attended John Bright School before entering Bangor University where he read electrical engineering. He was a talented footballer and played for Llandudno, Leicester and Bangor University. He died from wounds after being hit by shrapnel while directing fire from an observation post.
    I have an image of Claude if you would like it?
    Hynek Zaloudek is buried on the Great Orme, Llandudno.

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