Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Henry William Warren Davis

Photo of Henry William Warren Davis
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1906 - 1910.

Regiment: Welch Regt.
Died: 18 April 1915 aged 25 in Belgium. Killed in action at Hill 60.
Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery Brit No 3 Zonnebeke Mem 1

Born on 27 December 1891, son of Henry Warren Davis and Christobel Warren Davis, of The Warren, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
Army III—II. School Prefect. House XI Football.
Mentioned in Despatches.
Gazetted Second Lieutenant into the Welsh Regiment on 14 February 1912, and was a Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment at the outbreak of war, which moved to France in January 1915.
In the Second Battle of Ypres, on 18 April 1915, he was sent out in charge of a party of bombers from B Company, to destroy a Trench Mortar, and was killed while stooping down to aid a wounded man during the assault at Hill 60.
The History of the Welsh Regiment records; ‘Lieutenant Davis was a great loss—a fine sportsman and an excellent bomber and shot, he was developing into an invaluable sniping expert.’

NB: The Malvern College memorial entry mistakenly records the date as 18 Apr 1916 and not 18 Apr 1915.