14764 Lance Corporal

Herbert Eustace Davies

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916 

Born in Swansea,Wales in 1897.

His parents were John Isaac Davies (born in 1862) and Ellen O'Shea(born in 1870). They were married in 1891.

Herbert had 4 brothers;John-W(born in 1893),Ernest Clifford(born in 1894),George-W(born in 1900) and Thomas-G(born in 1901).He also has a sister,Joyce Irene(born in 1905).

In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at 135, St Helens Avenue, Swansea. Herberts father was employed as a railway engine driver. 

In the 1911 census,the family were still living at  the same address and Herberts father was still a railway engine driver. Herbert was now recorded as attending school.

Herbert enlisted in Swansea and his date of disembarkation into France was on 27/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916. 

His home address at the time of his death was

22 Philips Parade, Swansea. 

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the British 1914-1918 War and Allied Victory Medals.    

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