John Davies

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Halkyn Memorial

Name / Enw: John Davies

Regiment/Catrawd: 12th Bn. Manchester Regiment

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 16143

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Thiepval Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Pier Face 13A and 14C

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals.

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

7th July 1916 Killed in Action

There is a Flintshire roll of Honour card for him in the County Archive Office at Hawarden. The card contains the regimental details as above. It gives the address as Holly Cottage and says that John served for 2 years. It was signed on 21st September 1919 by Mr Joseph Davies. UK Soldiers who died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk says that he was born in Halkyn and enlisted in Wigan.