Davies, Edwin

Edwin Davies was the son of Edwin and Martha Emily Davies, “Sunny Side”, Nant Mawr Rd. Edwin was born in 1893 in Alford Parish Cheshire. In 1891 the family was living at Sealand, in 1901 at Storeton, Cheshire and in 1911 at Burntwood Buckley. Edwin had 7 brothers including Frederick, Henry and Joseph, and  a sister Mary. In 1911 Edwin was working as a colliery labourer.

From the Flintshire Observer 22nd April 1915

MILITARY FUNERAL. Private Edwin Davies (22), of the 5th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers, son of Mr. Edwin Davies, farmer, of Nant Mawr, Buckley, died on Friday night at Northampton Hospital, after an illness of five months’ duration. His body was conveyed home on Monday night, and the funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the interment being at Bistre Churchyard. The coffin, which was brought from Nant Mawr on a wheeled bier, was covered with the Union Jack. Members of the Flintshire National Reserve mustered in good force. The Rev. J. E. Morgan (Vicar) and the Rev. J. Sinnett Richards (Curate) officiated. At the close of the service the soldiers fired three volleys over the grave, and the bugler sounded the “Last Post.” The principal mourners were the deceased’s father and mother and seven brothers and sister, and many near relatives. The wreaths, which were numerous and beautiful, included one from deceased’s comrades. The deceased’s father has received letters of sympathy from the King, Lord Kitchener, and Colonel Basil E. Philips (officer commanding the 5th Battalion R.W.F.).

Edwin Davies

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