Davies, Robert

Robert Davies was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Davies of Mill Lane. Robert the father was a labourer born in Denbigh; Elizabeth was born in Buckley. From the 1911 census, Robert the son was born in Wrexham in 1896 or 1897. His sister Emma was also born in Wrexham. Another sister Eliza and a brother Stanley were later born in Ruabon. Robert was working as a collier on top. In all Robert and Elizabeth had 7 children before 1911 one of whom had died.

Robert was killed at Loos on the same day as two other Buckley boys, Joseph Evans and George Tatum, possibly alongside each other.

Robert is remembered at Bistre Churchyard:

Bistre M.I.s Grave NE4

In loving memory of


The beloved daughter of

R and E Davies, Mill Lane

Who died Feb 13th 1915

Aged 13 years

Also Robert

Brother of the above

Who was killed in the battle of Loos

Sept 25th 1915 aged 19 years

Greater Love hath no man, than he who

Gave his life to save others

Also the above named

Mary Elizabeth Davies

Who died March 20th 1934

Aged 71 years

Her end was peace

Also the above named Robert Davies

Who died Feb 6th 1937

Aged 70 years


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