Walter Owen Davies (1895-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

DAVIES, WALTER OWEN. 2nd Lieutenant. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield 8.3.1895. Son of the late Mr R O Davies and Mrs Davies, 163 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen. Educated Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as a bank clerk at the Market Place branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Huddersfield. Joined the local Territorial battalion a few months before the outbreak of the war and embarked for France with them in April, 1915. Was recommended for commissioned rank and, after serving with an Officer's Cadet battalion at Galea in Ayrshire, was gazetted to his old Regiment. Killed in action at Bourlon Wood, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury Grammar School; Huddersfield Drill Hall.