CEF Soldier Detail

Private William Griffith Davies
Died: April 13, 1916

Regimental Number:
54292
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
London
Country:
Next of Kin:
Jeff Chambers, son of Barbara Chambers, his niece who lives in West Vancouver B.C..
Address at Enlistment:
280 Egerton St, London Ontario
Date of Birth:
April 24, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Electric Lineman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
London, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 11, 1915
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
St. Eloi. Sniper shot to the head
Date of Death:
April 13, 1916
Age at Death:
29
Buried at:
Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
VI. B. 18A.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box r2360 - 63
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion

There is a stone marker commemorating this soldier at the grave of his parents in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London Ontario. The stone was placed their by his friends following the war and reads as follows:

 He was a chum of ours;

One of the best we knew;

He would meet us with a cherry Hello, in the trenches as we were marching through;

He was one of the best to a pal out of luck; The best at playing the game;

He gave up his life for those at home;

So I'll take off my hat to his name.