Davies, Robert Thomas

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Holywell War Memorial

Name / Enw: Davies, Robert Thomas

Regiment/Catrawd: Pembroke Yeomanry Battalion – Household Cavalry of the line

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Corporal 36413

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Bodelwyddan (St. Margaret) Churchyard

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Special Memorial

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: North Wales, United Kingdom

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory Medal, British War Medal

Date of Death: 24th November 1918

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of wounds on Sunday 24 November 1918, aged 24 years – Buried in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Holywell, Flintshire.

Robert Thomas Davies was born in Holywell, Flintshire during February 1895 and baptised on 24 February 1895 at Holywell Parish Church.  At that time the family lived at Farm Houses, Holywell.

The 1911 census shows that the family now resided at 1 Summer Hill, Brynford, Holywell.  The head of the family was Mary Ann Davies a 35 year old Widow.  Her husband William had died some years previously.   She was employed as a Charwoman.  Mary had one son Robert Thomas Davies, aged 16 who worked as a Labourer in the Welsh Flannel Mill, Greenfield Road, Holywell and 3 daughters, namely, Margaret Jane Davies aged 14, Dylis Davies aged 11 and Miriam Davies aged 7.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Robert Thomas Davies at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, containing very little information.   Details of his medals were obtained from the British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index which can be viewed on www.ancestry.co.uk.

Photograph of a headstone placed within the grounds of St.Peter’s Parish Church, Holywell. This headstone is in respect of Corporal Robert Thomas Davies who is buried in an unmarked grave on the east side of this church. .

Photograph of the headstone at St. Margaret’s Church, Bodelwyddan (Known as the Marble Church) of Corporal 36413 Robert Thomas Davies. Pembroke Yeomanry, who died on 5 November 1918, aged 24 years. This photograph was taken by Pat Satchell. Robert is buried in St Peter’s Churchyard, Fron Park Road, Holywell.

Photograph of the headstone at St. Margaret’s Church, Bodelwyddan (Known as the Marble Church) of Corporal 36413 Robert Thomas Davies. Pembroke Yeomanry, who died on 5 November 1918, aged 24 years. This photograph was taken by Pat Satchell. Robert is buried in an unmarked grave at the East of St Peter’s Churchyard, Holywell.

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Plaque on St James’s Parish Church Wall Holywell