Topic: William James Francis Davies

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: William James Francis Davies

Date of Birth: 31 July 1897
Serial number: 71389
Occupation before enlistment: Labourer
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 23 April 1918
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation unit: 36th Reinforcements, B Company
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rank last held: Rifleman
Place of death: Le Cateau, France
Date of Death: 26 October 1918
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-bois, France

Biographical notes:

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times, 26 November 1918

Rifleman W.J.F. Davies, son of Mrs E. Davies, of Masterton, was killed on October 26th in action.

Student researcher: Catherine Knowles



William James Francis Davies

First Names:William James Francis
Last Name:Davies