DAVIS, Denis

South Staffordshire. 03 July 1916

Denis Davis was the son of Thomas and Susan Davies of Upper Aldress, Church Stoke, Montgomery, and lived at 9 The Parade, Dudley. He volunteered for the South Staffords Territorials and joined the 1/6th Battalion on the Western Front. They arrived in March 1915 and went to Artois, where in the follow-up to the Battle of Loos they attacked the Hohenzollern Redoubton the 13th October. Losses were huge and the battalion was not in serious action again until the 1st July on the Somme. They attacked at Gommecourt in a diversionary attack but failed to reach their objective. Losses were huge and the strength of the battalion fell to half its total of 500. Among the seriously wounded was Private Denis Davis. He was 39 years of age and is buried in Ervillers Military Cemetery (A 1) and commemorated on the Dudley and St. James church, Dudley, Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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