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David Davis was born in 1895 at Spalding and was the youngest son of John a farmer and the late Sarah Davis née Carter of Tollbar House, Cowbite. His father John was born in 1852 at Cowbite, his mother Sarah Carter was b1853 Crowland, she died in 1896 aged 43 yrs, they were married in 1872 their marriage was recorded in the Spalding registration district, they went on to have 10 children. David married his wife Martha Longden (born 2nd January 1888) on 17th December 1913 at Mansfield Registrar office, they lived at 25 School Yard, Pleasley Hill, Mansfield and went on to have a son David born 1914, he died 1915 and then a daughter Elsie Maisie born February 1916 at Warsop. Following his death his widow Martha was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week which commenced on 26th February 1917, she later lived at 4 Bank Row, Pleasley.
Colliery worker, sinker.
08 Aug 1916
592500 - CWGC Website
64 Victoria Street, Warsop
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private David Davis enlisted on 25th May 1915 at Mansfield, he gave his age as 20 yrs and 160 days, his address was 64 Victoria Street, Warsop, he stated he was married his wife was Martha of the same address and he worked as a coliery sinker. He was posted to the 16th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and embarked from Southampton for France on 6th March 1916 and was in the field from 20th April 1916. He was killed in action on 8th August 1916 during the shelling of a town in which he was resting. He is buried at Gorre British & Indian cemetery, France.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser; 24/08/1916: Death of Warsop Soldier. He left a widow and one child, living at 6 Victoria Street, Warsop. Killed during shelling of a town where the company had been resting, "we buried him last night in the prettiest cemetery in France, admist trees and flowers, and beside his comrades, who were mitten down by the same shell."
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