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Missing Soldier Reported Dead, 14 February 1916

Missing Soldier Reported Dead, 14 February 1916

Private Arthur Davies was a member of the 6th Royal Dragoons (Inniskilling) (Service number 4946). He was reported missing on October 1914, and it was not until 14 February 1916 that it was reported in the Express & Star that his widow had received official notice of his death. According to the article, they lived at 18 Bone Mill Lane, Wolverhampton. Davies had served 8 years in the Army, and had rejoined the colours on 5 August 1914. He had been employed at the Electric Construction Company in Bushbury.

He appears on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site, confirming that he died on 30 October 1914, and is commemorated on the memorial at Ypres.

Given his common name it is quite difficult to pin Arthur Davies down, as there are various options for his birth, marriage and census entries. If anyone has any further information, please get in touch!