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Albert Louis DAVIS

Male Abt 1884 - 1915  (~ 31 years)

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  • Name Albert Louis DAVIS  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1884  Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Address 1911  8 Beech Avenue, Grange Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1911  [1
    Rubber Worker, Motor Tyre Manufacturer 
    Died 30 Jul 1915  Leper (Ypres), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I243  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Family Magdalene ELSMORE,   b. Abt 1881, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1906  [1, 2
     1. Ivy Evelyn DAVIS,   b. Abt 1907, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Charles Wilfred DAVIS,   b. 29 Dec 1910, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1980, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     5. Vince DAVIS  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1915 - Leper (Ypres), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 11/11
      1891 census has in Bordesley, Birmingham: "Albert L DAVIES" born c1884; Birmingham. Father "Reuben E DAVIES; bc1856, Birmingham; (Scrap Iron Dealer)", Mother - "Mary J DAVIES; bc1856, Wolverhampton;". RG12 piece 2411 folio 108 page 36.
      This family appears again on the 1881 census - RG11 piece 2989 folio 64 page 27
      This family appears again on the 1871 census - RG10 piece 3107 folio 89 page 32 (Reuben is listed as Iron Scrap Worker) (Father: Frederick; Mother: Mary Ann)
      This family appears again on the 1861 census - RG09 piece 2148 folio 111 page 10 (family is listed as DAVIS rather than DAVIES)

      Detail from Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

      Rifleman ALBERT DAVIS

      B/2359, 7th Bn., Rifle Brigade
      who died
      on Friday 30 July 1915.

      Remembered with honour

      Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
      Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 46 - 48 and 50

      Location: Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
      Visiting Information: The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panels. Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels.

      Historical Information: The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war. The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge. The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence. There was little more significant activity on this front until 1917, when in the Third Battle of Ypres an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south. The initial attempt in June to dislodge the Germans from the Messines Ridge was a complete success, but the main assault north-eastward, which began at the end of July, quickly became a dogged struggle against determined opposition and the rapidly deteriorating weather. The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele. The German offensive of March 1918 met with some initial success, but was eventually checked and repulsed in a combined effort by the Allies in September. The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those of all Commonwealth nations except New Zealand who died in the Salient before 16 August 1917. Those United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Other New Zealand casualties are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery. The YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL now bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield with sculpture by Sir William Reid-Dick, was unveiled by Lord Plumer in July 1927.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] 1911 Census, DAVIS, Albert; & family; RG14PN18206 RG78PN1100 RD385 SD2 ED17 SN215.
      Name Relation Condition/Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born


      DAVIS, Albert Louis Head Married M 27 1884 Rubber Worker Birmingham
      DAVIS, Magdalene Wife Married 15 years F 30 1881 London
      DAVIS, Ivy Evenlyn Daughter F 4 1907 Birmingham
      DAVIS, Robert George Son M 3 1908 Birmingham
      DAVIS, Trevor Albert Son M 1 1910 Birmingham
      DAVIS, Charles Wilfred Son M 0 (1 MONTH) 1911 Birmingham

      RG number: RG14
      Piece: 18206
      Reference: RG14PN18206 RG78PN1100 RD385 SD2 ED17 SN215

      Registration District:Aston
      Sub District: Bordesley
      Enumeration District: 17
      Parish: Aston

      Address: 8 Beech Avenue Grange Road Small Heath Birmingham
      County: Warwickshire

    2. [S11] IGI, DAVIS, Albert; BMD Index Record; Marriage; 1906;.
      Name: DAVIS, Albert Lowis
      Registration District: Help Aston
      County: Warwickshire
      Year of Registration: 1906
      Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
      Spouse's last name: Not available before 1912
      Volume No: Help 6D
      Page No: Help 778

      MarriageFinderâ„¢: Albert Lowis Davis married one of the following people:
      ELSMORE, Magdaline