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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Percy Alfred Davis -

Unknown person
Name : Percy Alfred Davis.

Son of Edward Henry Davis and Mary Ann Davis (née March), of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Born 1883, Ventnor.

  Census Information :

1891 : Edward and Mary Davis, with their family including Percy, are at the Commercial Hotel Tap, Pound Lane, Ventnor. Edward Davis is a Cab Driver.

1901 : Edward and Mary Davis, with their family including Percy, are at 2, Down Lane Cottage, Down Lane, Ventnor. Edward Davis and his son Percy are Cab Drivers.

1911 : Mary Ann Butt (a widow, she remarried David Butt in 1905; David Butt died in 1908) is with her son Percy Alfred Davis, at 2 Fern Cottages, Ventnor. Percy Davis is a Mason's Labourer

  Service details :

Bombardier 538 Percy Alfred Davis, Royal Field Artillery (TF).
Awarded British War Medal and Territorial Forces Medal.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 21 May 1915 aged 36

Buried at : Lucknow Cantonment Military Cemetery.

Commemorated at : Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Court Providence No 5134 Ancient Order of Foresters War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, June 4, 1915 Page 5

Another Ventnor member of the 4th Hants Howitzer Battery has died in India. On Wednesday, Mrs. Davis, of Upper Ventnor, received information that her son Bomdr. Percy Davis had succumbed to the effects of heat stroke.
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Page last updated : 1 September 2011 - added newspaper cutting - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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