DAVIES, Samuel, 19623, Private.
2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
He was born at Bilston, Staffs.
In early 1913 Samuel married Sarah Ann Hunt at Darlaston.
He enlisted at Bilston and was originally 25210, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
He was killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 6th April 1916.
He has no known grave and is remembered on the Basra, Memorial, Iraq.
Samuel was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.
At the time of his death Samuel’s address is recorded as Providence Cottage, Willenhall St, Darlaston. This was the family home of his wife.
His widow re-married in the summer of 1917 to Ralph Russell, 17, Short St, Wednesbury.
(Samuel may have been the son of George and Amelia Davies but this is to be confirmed.)