John Davies was the son of Alfred and Susan Davies of 37 Oxford Street, Dudley, and was married to Sarah, later of Salisbury. He enlisted in the Worcester Territorials who joined the 48th (South Midland) Division and crossed the Channel to the Western Front on the 1st April 1915. They were stationed near Ploegsteert Wood in a quiet sector. They were given a diversionary role on the 9th May when the major attack was launched further south at the village of Aubers. During the day of patrols and raids in no-man's land two men were killed and one was Private John Davies. He was 34 years of age and is buried in Calvaire (Essex) Cemetery (IV A 4) and commemorated on the Dudley Memorial.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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