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DOUGLAS HAIG DAVIES

Private 6016629

Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion

Died 02/10/1944

Age 28

LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY II. C. 9

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Son of Henry and Mary Davies; husband of Rosetta Amelia Davies, of Chingford, Essex.

Grave of Douglas Haig Davies

Photo courtesy of A. Davies

An article appeared in the local news paper and reads as follows:

Chingford Soldier Killed

One of those who have lost their lives on the North Western Front is Private Douglas Haig Davies, of 213, Hall Lane, Chingford.
Pte. Davies, born in South Wales, had lived in Chingford for the past twelve years. In peace time he was employed as a plumber and in 1937 was married to Miss Dolly Hart, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Hart of 213 Hall Lane at St Edmunds Church. He and his wife were well known as keen cyclists.
He joined the Territorial Army at the time of the Munich crisis and was mobilised on the out-break of war. He went over to France on D Day and was killed whilst driving his truck on October 2nd.
He leaves a son (Colin) thirteen months old.
An older brother  L/A.C John Davies of Hawkswood Crescent, Chingford, was drowned whilst serving with the R.A.F two years previous.


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