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.