Davies, Harold William

Harold is on the Penley War Memorial and the Connah’s Quay & Shotton War Memorial, please click on the link to read his story :-

Although he is not named on the Overton War memorial, his Flintshire WW1 Index Card was among the Overton “Fallen” cards, so I am including him here.

Flintshire WW1 Index Card (Overton F 4)

Corporal  Harold William Davies.  The address given on the card was his brother’s address  “At his brother’s Salop Road, Overton.” His regimental details were confirmed as above.  He had served for  3 years and 4 months,  3 years of which had been in France.   He had died from Influenza on April 2nd 1919  whilst with the Army on the Rhine.    The card was  signed by John D. Davies on December 10th 1919. (Harold’s brother)

COUNTY HERALD – 18th April 1919 – SHOTTON

Local Constables Demise.  News has recently been received in the district that Corporal Harold Davies has recently died from pneumonia in hospital “somewhere near the Rhine.”   Corporal Davies will be remembered as the local police constable in the Shotton district.   He was a single young man, only 26 years of age.   Previous to enlisting in H.M. Forces, he resided in King Edward Street, Shotton, and was stationed in the Shotton district for just over a year.   He joined the army in 1915, and was with the army of occupation at the time of his death.   He had been in France for over two years in the Military Police.


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