Davies, Edward

Edward Davies was born in Rhyl, Flintshire during 1891.

Very little is known of him at this time other than he lived at 80 Vale Road, Rhyl, Flintshire.

During January 1915 he enlisted with 1st/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the Drill Hall, Rhyl and on Monday 19 July 1915 he sailed from Devonport with the Battalion, via Alexandria to Gallipoli arrived in Sulva Bay on Sunday 8 August 1915.  He was wounded two days later and died of his wounds on 22 August, 1915.

Six other soldiers from 5th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who are remembered on the Rhyl War Memorial were  killed in action at Sulva Bay on 10 August 1915 – Private 2554 Bertie Campini of 36 Ffynnongroew Road, Rhyl, Private 876 Peter Edwards, Private 1287 David Jones of 11 Brickfield Terrace, Rhyl, Private 857 William Jones of 122 Wellington Road, Rhyl, Second Lieutenant Robert Clare Walton of 11 Garden Lane, Chester and Sergeant William Wilton.  Two other Rhyl Soldiers who are also remembered on the Rhyl War Memorial were also killed in action or died from wounds at Sulva Bay some days later – Private 1596 John Haines, 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of 9 West Street, Rhyl on Monday 16 August 1915,  and  Private 175 Francis James Martin, Army Cyclist Corps(Welsh Division) of 11 Kinmel Street, Rhyl on Sunday 29 August 1915.

Helles Memorial.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales and on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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