Joseph Ernest Davies
Location: St Laurence Church
Postcode: SY8 1AN
Details on cross:
200063. C.Q.M SGT J DAVIES
1.4TH K. S. L. INF
30TH NOVEMBER 1918
Text type: GRU Tags
Shaft Height: 1035mm
Cross beam width: 407mm
Width of wood:
Thickness or depth: 25mm
Mounting to wall: Resting against wall
Evidence of use in field: Point has rotted away.
Surface insertion depth: Hard to tell due to condition of cross.
Condition: Paint is peeling. GRU tags are quite pitted and some parts are illegible. The cross has a later piece of wood nailed to the back of the original shaft to support it.
Other information, notes and observations: The cross rests against the wall in front of the Second World War memorial and is draped with poppies. The pieces of ribbon (Red, White and Blue) are tied to the cross beam of the marker.
Biographical Data: Company Quartermaster Serjeant. Service No:200063. Date of Death:30/11/1918. Age:34 Joe was in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He died after the Armistice, cause Pneumonia, probably contracted via Spanish Influenza. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Davies, of 19, Mill St., Ludlow, Salop. Buried at Etaples, Pas de Calais. L1.E.5.
More to follow on this chap hopefully.
Survey and Photographs Conor Reeves and Elizabeth Bampton
Date of survey: 30/07/16