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Christopher James Davies
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Birth: May 27, 1988
St Helens
Merseyside, England
Death: Nov. 17, 2010
Helmand, Afghanistan


Guardsman
1st Battalion Irish Guards
British Army

He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Gdsm Davies died from a gunshot wound sustained in an ambush while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj (North) district of Helmand province. He was part of a team mentoring Afghan National Army members on operations near Patrol Base Hazrat.

Aged 22, he was born and raised in St Helens, Merseyside. After completing recruit training, he joined the the battalion in January 2009 and deployed in September 2010 on his first operational tour alongside his younger brother John. Gdsm Christopher Davies was described as a consummate professional, quiet yet hugely popular among his comrades. He was lauded by a commander as a natural complement to any team he formed part of, whether it be as a Jackal driver, Light Machine Gun gunner or simply a helping hand.

Gdsm Davies leaves behind his girlfriend Emma, daughter Lucy, father Gary, mother Catherine, stepfather Nick, brothers Bernie, Matt and John, stepsister Emma, stepbrothers Mark and Jack, other relatives and many friends. The family statement said in part, "Christopher had always wanted to be in the Army ever since he was at school. He really enjoyed computer games and karaoke evenings with his cousins and friends. He loved singing and rock music so you always knew when he was in the shower, and he was a real joker with a vivid imagination. We are very proud of Christopher and all that he achieved. One of the last things that he told us was that he wanted to specialise within the Army - he was very focused on his job and enjoyed the work, his comrades and the lifestyle. He had an invincible personality and we will miss him so much. There is a big hole in our lives."

Funeral with full military honours was held on December 10, 2010 at St Mary's Church Lowe House Church, St Helens.

*Thanks to Joe Platt for the grave photo
 
 
Burial:
Saint Helens Cemetery and Crematorium
St Helens
Metropolitan Borough of St Helens
Merseyside, England
 
Created by: Milou
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
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Christopher James Davies
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- Milou
 Added: Nov. 17, 2013
Words cannot describe how much i miss you Chris, 3 years later and i still expect to see you when we visit the family. You made our lives so much better by being our family. Watch over your mum, though i know you're by her side every day, its harder for h...(Read more)
- becsh
 Added: Nov. 4, 2013

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 17, 2012
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