Walter Davies (1914-1943)

Biography

Walter Davies was born on 16 June 1914 in the Huddersfield area, the son of Welsh-born scaffolder William Davies and his wife Lily (née Chapman). It is believed that Walter's sibling Kathleen Mary Davies was his twin sister.[1]

At the time of the 1921 Census, the Davies family was residing at 21 Broomfield Terrace, Huddersfield, and William was working for the London & North Western Railway.

By the time of the 1939 Register, Walter's mother Lily had died and the family were living at 61 Westbourne Road, Huddersfield, and Walter was working as a motor mechanic.

Walter Davies served in the National Fire Service during the Second World War. He was reportedly injured in July 1943 and died nearly three months later at Pinderfields Emergency Hospital, near Wakefield.[2]

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1939-1945: Civilian War Dead in the United Kingdom (1954, Imperial War Graves Commission):

DAVIES, Walter, age 29; Leading Fireman, N.F.S. Son of William Davies, of 61 Westbourne Road, Marsh, Huddersfield, and of the late Lily Davies; husband of Marie Davies, of Shop Lane, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield. Injured 29 July 1943, at York; died 17 October 1943, at Pinderfields Emergency Hospital.

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  1. The birth registrations of both Walter and Kathleen Mary occurred in the same quarter.
  2. Unfortunately no newspaper articles were found during research which could provide further details.