Joseph Ernest Davies

Location: St Laurence Church
Town/village: Ludlow
County: Shropshire
Postcode: SY8 1AN

Details on cross:

GRU (Unreadable)

200063. C.Q.M SGT J DAVIES
1.4TH K. S. L. INF


Text type: GRU Tags
Cross dimensions
Shaft Height: 1035mm
Cross beam width: 407mm
Width of wood:
Thickness or depth: 25mm

Other information:
Mounting to wall: Resting against wall
Detailing: None
Evidence of use in field: Point has rotted away.
Surface insertion depth: Hard to tell due to condition of cross.
Finish: Painted
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