Walter DAVIES
Rank: Private
Number: 73019
Unit: 24th Battalion ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS
Date of Death: 6 November 1918
Age:
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais

Almost nothing is known about Walter. Regimental records published after the War indicate he was born in Worsley but enlisted in Stockport. He was married and, in the early 1920s, his widow (recorded by the War Graves Commission only as Mrs L Davies) was living at 11 Russell Street, heavily.

Walter, died of wounds he'd received in action, in one of the military hospitals near to Calais. It cannot be said with certainty when he was injured but the Battalion saw its last fighting of the War on 31 October near the French town of Courtrai. The Regimental History records "Our Battalion attacked with the 12th Royal Scots Fusiliers and the notable feature of the battle was the fierce hand-to-hand fighting that occurred in the farmhouses and hedges of this close country. The 24th Battalion swept forward irresistibly and captured over 200 prisoners, many machine guns and four field guns. Starting at 5.25am, the Battalion took the final objective east of Caster at 10.15am" The men of the 24th remained in a forward position until they were relieved by a French unit on 2 November.

   
           
   
     
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