Daniel William Davies RMLI; contacting Staunton Church (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 22:40 (375 days ago) @ shepway

Daniel William Davies - Buried English Bicknor on 6 February 1916
He is listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website so there should be a headstone. The following is from cwgc.org -
Service Number PLY/852(S)
Died 03/02/1916
Aged 22
2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Son of Mrs. Hannah Davies, of Hillersland, Coleford, Glos; husband of Lily May Davies, of Mordiford, Hereford.


Hi Mike,
I've just googled Daniel RMLI and find we covered him in some detail in 2014, his grave is indeed marked,sorry I didn't remember sooner.
Chris Howell posted
"I stumbled, by accident, upon DWD's grave which is on the North side of English Bicknor church; (I do not think his name is listed anywhere else except perhaps on the Royal Naval memorials in Plymouth or Portsmouth). At that time the grave was covered with brambles, weeds and tree branches and was lost to view unless someone was searching closely. I uncovered the stone, recorded the details and placed his name in Coleford."

and Bill Webb added
"Daniel William Davies is listed on the War Memorial at Goodrich, his mother's family lived at Colwall, Huntsham/English Bicknor and before that at Bridstow."

Diane has seen the relevant thread http://www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?mode=thread&id=43865

More details and photos of the Goodrich War Memorial here:


Re the burials in Staunton All Saints, I suggest Diane contacts the church in advance of her visit, perhaps they will be able to assist in locating the graves.

also http://churchdb.gukutils.org.uk/GLS463.php

The Findagrave sitepage for Staunton doesn't list any of the names we're searching.

It maybe a little late to order by post now, but Diane could perhaps stop-off at Gloucester Archives en-route to the Forest to buy the GFHS cd that you mentioned, see


Finally, thought I'd mention that I've just stumbled across this image of the beautiful War Memorial inside Staunton All Saints, it has the following names, William Ebborn AMBURY and William Edmund BARNETT.

According to this site's WW1 Servicemen database, William Ambury served in the same unit as Daniel Davies.

Surname: AMBURY
Forename: William Ebbon
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry 2nd Royal Marine Battalion
Service_Number: PO/2071/S
Residence: Staunton
Notes_1: KIA 14 July 1918 Remembered or Buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery V C 3


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