Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Harold Davis

In memory of:

Private John Harold Davis

December 24, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

18790

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 27, 1880

Son of John and Elizabeth (née Moore) of Millthorpe, New South Wales. Also known as Jack, he was born in 1883 and was the second youngest son to a family of five boys and one girl.

Commemorated on Page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 17.

Location:

ST. QUENTIN CABARET MILITARY CEMETERY is located 10.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen (Messines) and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. On reaching Mesen the first right hand turn leads onto Nieuwekerkestraat towards the village of Wulvergem. In the village of Wulvergem the first left hand turning leads onto Ploegsteertstraat. 200 metres along Ploegsteertstraat on the left hand side of the road lies the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Dack to Dabate. Microform Sequence 26; Volume Number 31829_B016735. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 170. Page 1027 of 1140.
  • Christmas Card
  • Letter from John Davis - p. 1– The letter was 4 pages in length and  dated Dec. 6, 1915.  John was killed on  24th Dec. 24, 1915. We would imagine that the letter may have arrived in Australia about the time the family was notified of his death.
  • Letter from John Davis - p. 2
  • Letter from John Davis - p. 3
  • Letter from John Davis - p. 4

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