John Davis volunteered for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, probably in 1916. He served in the 115th Company and eventually in the 38th Machine Gun Battalion. He was with the 38th (Welsh) Division in 1918 when they were faced by the first German Spring offensive of 1918. In the opening Battle of Albert on the 21st March the Welsh were forced into retreat across the old Somme battlefield and beyond. Private John Davis was seriously wounded and taken to a nearby Field Ambulance at Elverdinghe where he died on the 27th March. He is buried in Ferme-Olivier Cemetery (I F 12) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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