16573 Lieutenant William Arthur RICHMOND-DABELL

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TF/3171 Private

J.C. DADSWELL

The Queen's

Died 27th November 1915 Age 51

 

Son of J. Dadswell; husband of E. Dadswell, of 116, Clifton Rd., Tunbridge Wells.

 

Burial no. 1760 Church of England


Burial record states that John died in the University War Hospital Southampton aged 41.

8077 Private

O. DANIELS

N. Staffordshire Regt.

Died 18th July 1916 Age 19

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Daniels, of 574, Leek Rd., Stoke-on-Trent.

R/069282 Saddler

W.DAVENPORT

Royal Army Services Corps.

Died 12th May 1917

 

         To

   The Memory Of

No. 7257854 Reg. Sergt-Major

George Morris DAVEY

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died August 8th 1940

     Aged 35 Years

 

George was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Davey and husband of Gretta Mary Davey of Eastleigh.

13823 Private

J. DAVIDSON

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died 25th September 1915

60267 Driver

T. DAVIDSON

Royal Field Artillery

Died 1st October 1914

 

Thomas was born in Douglas Ayrshire. His effects were left to his father John.

43766 Pioneer

D.S. DAVIES

Royal Engineers

Died 28th November 1915 Age 33

 

    In Life Beloved

In Death Not Forgotten

 

Son of John Davies, of 114, Colum Rd., Cardiff.

 

Burial record states that David died in the University War Hospital Southampton aged 32.

W/792007 Private

N.M. DAVIES

Voluntary Aid Detachment

Died 23rd August 1945 Age 28

 

Nora May was the daughter of Thomas Richard and Sarah Eleanor Davies of Prestatyn Flintshire.

303921 C. QMR. SERJT.

     W. DAVIES

     Labour Corps

And Royal Army Service Corps

    Died 27th June 1920

 

 Below is William's story sent to me by his great grandaughter Claire.

 

Here is the updated story:
My great grandfather William George Davies was born in Shoreditch, East London in 1881.  His father was a baker and had a shop at 509 Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham where William worked as a baker alongside his father and brother.

He married my great grandmother in 1910 and they were running a bakers in Green Street, Bethnal Green in 1911.  On 8th April 1915 he joined the army, leaving his wife in Bethnal Green with their 3 small daughters aged between 4 years and 5 months old.  By the time of his death he would also have 2 sons born in 1918 and 1920, the youngest just 5 months old when he died.

He joined the Army Service Corps at Aldershot and by June 1915 they were in France.  His discharge records say he was of very good character.

In May 1917 he was transferred to the 724 Labour Corps where he was a Quarter Master Sergeant but by August 1918 he was already being treated for shell shock and was formerly discharged as being unfit for service on 11 Sept 1918 ('melancholia due to AS'). He was sent to the Belfast War Hospital which was a specialist mental health unit set up in 1917. Across the top of his discharge papers is written by hand 'Mental case'.  He was discharged with a new suit, £1 and his Silver Badge. He may have tried to adapt to life at home for a while as his occupation at death was 'motor-bus driver ex quartermaster sergeant.'

At some point after August 1918 he arrived at the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, Netley where his treatment for shell shock continued. He died there on 27 June 1920.  An inquest was held by the Hampshire coroner on 29 June and it was found that he died from severe tetanus (lockjaw). He was being trained for poultry keeping and on being taking ill and not being able to open his mouth properly, an infected boil was found above his right knee. He rapidly declined and died a few days later. The Netley doctor present at the inquest, Major Kenneth Black, suggested this was how the infection may have entered his body after he scratched the boil with a dirty finger nail. On his death certificate, the death is recorded as misadventure.

William George Davies is buried in the Netley Military Cemetery.  He was 39 years old when he died and was survived by his wife Annie; daughters Edith, Mary and Florence; sons Billy and Bert. He is remembered by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Thanks Claire.

14995 Guardsman

A. DEAN

Scots Guards

Died 13th January 1919

 

 R4/095441 Private

F.W. DEDMAN

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 30th December 1915

 

Burial record states that Frederick died in the camp hospital at Hursley aged 38.

6903 Private

W. DENMAN

Royal Defence Corps

Died 22nd July 1917 Aged 49

 

 

  For All Of Us

He Did His Best

God Grant To Him

  Eternal Rest

 

Husband of Ellen Mary Denman, of 87, Sutherland Rd., West Croydon.

Was at Swanwick.

13102 Private

C.E. DERRINGTON

Royal Warwickshire Regt.

Died 8th December 1915 Age 19

 

 

Thy Will Be Done

 

Son of Mrs. Fanny Derrington, Back of 1324, Pershore Rd., Stirchley, Birmingham.

29660 Private

J. DEVINE

Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died 9th June 1920 Age 18

 

 

      Till The Day Break

And The Shadows Flee Away

 

John Son of Rose Devine, of Sandes Soldiers Home, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, and the late James Devine. Born at Dundalk, Co. Louth.

M2/194699 Private

C.W. DEWEY

Royal Army Service Corps

Died 23rd February 1917 Age 32

 

For God. For King. For Country.

 

Son of Harry William and Christian Laura Dewey; husband of Nellie Perry (formerly Dewey), of The Hoops, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Herts.

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