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Davis, Guy Clifton

Lieutenant Guy Clifton Davis, Northumberland Fusiliers who died on May 11 at a Casualty Clearning Station abroad of wounds received on April 19 aged 23 was the youngest son of the late Robert Davis, MRCS, and Mrs Davis of Darrickwood, Orpington, Kent. He was educated at St Bede's, Eastbourne and Harrow School. In the early part of 1914 he became an articled clerk to Mr Harry James Shepherd, solicitor, of 40 Chancery Lane, he joined the Inns of Court, OTC in November 1914 and obtaining a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers in February 1915 he went to the front the following April. He was twice invalided home with trench fever, each time serving in the reserve battalion until he was fit for general service again. His brother, Captain Wilfred Jarvis Davis, who also served in the Northumberland Fusiliers was also killed on June 30, 1916. The Times 31 May 1918

Biographical

Surname(s)Davis
First name(s)Guy Clifton
Date of birth1894
Place of birthEpsom District
Family detailsSon of Dr. Robert and Ellen Davis, of Darrickwood, Orpington, Kent. His brother Wilfred Jervis Davis also fell.
Previous educationHarrow School
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1912 - a comment in the Register gives 'away 1913'
Military unitNorthumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death11 May 1918
Age at death23
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeWavans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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