DAVIES, Samuel

Private Samuel Davies
Regiment Unknown

Samuel was born in about 1897 in Alfreton, Derbyshire. His father Charles was a native of Ironville, born there in 1874 and his mother Elizabeth Ann (nee Blythe) was born in Nottingham. In 1903 the Ironville & Codnor Park School records show that Samuel is in attendance, his father is named Charles and the family home is at 55, King William Street. In 1911 the family are still living there and Samuel, aged 14, was employed as a coal miner/ganger. His parents had been married for 15 years, since 1896 but Samuel was still an only child. It is possible a sibling named Harold was born in 1913.

It is possible that Samuel married Elizabeth Ellen Hoole in 1918 in the Chesterfield District.

We have, as yet, been unable to locate any military records for Samuel.