Thomas Davies

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A Trustee of the Waterside Workers Federation

Military Medal

For courageous conduct and devotion to duty in view of the enemy as a stretcher bearer during the operations at Messines during the operations June 7 – 12 1917. At one time Private Davies carried wounded continuously for 26 hours overland to the aide post frequently having to pass through enemy’s heavy barrage fire. By his splendid example and untiring efforts he set a wonderful showing of true soldierly bearing under very trying conditions.

Contemporary press clippings:

A welcome home was tendered to Privates T W. F. J. Davies M.M., W. Jelley, and C. H. Strickland by the congregation of St. George's parish, Alberton on December 12. The Rev. C. H. Gent welcomed the returned soldiers. Dancing and games were then indulged in, and a musical programme was contributed to by Mrs. Deacon, Misses Deacon, Barry, and Fanny Dilks, Private Strickland, and Masters L and S. Malin. Supper was provided by the ladies.

December 22 1917

Thomas William Frederick John Davies of Alberton aged 52 died at Northfield on November 4 1941.