CorporalDAVIES, JAMES LLEWELLYN

Service Number 31161

Died 31/07/1917

Aged 31

"C" Coy. 13th Bn.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers

V C

Son of John and Martha Davies, of Ogmore Vale; husband of Elizabeth Ann Darby (formerly Davies), of 8, Nantymoel Row, Nantymoel, Glam.

Inscription

EVER REMEMBERED BY WIFE AND FAMILY

Citation

An extract from the supplement to "London Gazette," No. 30272, dated 6th Sept., 1917, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery during an attack on the enemy's line, this non-commissioned officer pushed through our own barrage and single-handed attacked a machine gun emplacement, after several men had been killed in attempting to take it. He bayoneted one of the machine gun crew and brought in another man, together with the captured gun. Cpl. Davies, although wounded, then led a bombing party to the assault of a defended house, and killed a sniper who was harassing his platoon. This gallant non-commissioned officer has since died of wounds received during the attack.

Buried at CANADA FARM CEMETERY

Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Number of casualties: 909

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. B. 18.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.