The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Richard George Davies

Richard George Davies served in the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) and was killed in action in France in 1916. Richard met his death by being sadly run over by a gun carriage. He was evacuated to hospital but died of his injuries at No 2 Stationary Hospital; Abbeville 19th October 1916.

The information on Richard George Davies has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameRichard George Davies
Date of Death19th Ocotber 1916
Place of DeathAbbeville, France
Age at Death32
Unit and RegimentRoyal Field Artillery; C Bty
Service Number899
Additional Information
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family DetailsSon of George and Elizabeth Davies of Glyn Neath, Glamorgan. He was boarding at Cwmgiedd, Ystradgynlais prior to the war and working as a collier. He enlisted at Neath into the 38th (Welsh) Division, Royal Field Artillery.
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