Private William Ewart Davies

Unit/Regiment Gloucester Regiment
Battalion12th Service Number37702
Theatre of War first served in Date of entry therein
Age at Death20 Date of Death25/04/1918
Burial/Memorial Reference Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 5
CWGC Family Details Son of John and Annie Davies, of 8, Ael-Y-Bryn Terrace, Tre-Owen, Newbridge, Newport.
Family & Census Details William Ewart Davies was one of ten children born to John and Annie Davies, unfortunately two had died by the time of the 1911 Census which showed the family living at 34 North Road Newbridge.

John and Annie Davies’ surviving children were shown as Margaret Ann Davies (23), Joseph Ernest (21), David John (20),Winifred Rose Martha (16), William Ewart (12), John Emlyn (11) & Cyril Walter (7). In addition to the family they also had a lodger, Arthur Mansfield, living with them.
Where BornNewbridge, Mon
EnlistedPontypool ResidedNewbridge, Mon
How DiedKilled in action Theatre of WarWestern European Theatre
Medal Entitlement British War Medal

Victory Medal
Notes Commemorated on the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour
Commemorated on the Tabernacle Baptist Church Roll of Honour
Formerly 3114, Monmouthshire Regiment.
Images Photograph - Courtesy of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Newbridge
South Wales Argus clipping - Courtesy of Shaun McGuire
Newbridge War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Celynen Collieries - Workplace commemoration
Tabernacle Church - Roll of Service
Medal Card - WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Gravestone - Abercarn Cemetery
Additional Information One of three brothers who died:
Joseph Ernest (Metropolitan Police) 22/06/1914
Pte. William Ewart Davies (Gloucestershire Regiment) 25/04/1918
Telgraphist John Emlyn Davies (HMS Renown) 25/05/1918
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