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CPL James Llewellyn Davies
Birth: Mar. 16, 1886
Ogmore
Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Death: Jul. 31, 1917
Boezinge
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Wales, he received the award posthumously from British King George V on October 20, 1917 (presented to his widow and oldest son), at Buckingham Palace in London, England, for his actions as a corporal in the 13th Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army, on July 31, 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele (or Third Battle of Ypres) during World War I. Born in Ogmore Vale, Glamorgashire, Wales, he joined the British Army following the outbreak of World War I in July 1914 and was sent to the Western Front in France with The Royal Welch Fusiliers. He was killed in combat at Pilckem (or Boezinge), Belgium at the age of 31. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "For most conspicuous bravery during an attack on the enemy's line, this non-commissioned officer pushed through our own barrage and single-handed attacked a machine gun emplacement, after several men had been killed in attempting to take it. He bayoneted one of the machine gun crew and brought in another man, together with the captured gun. Cpl. Davies, although wounded, then led a bombing party to the assault of a defended house, and killed a sniper who was harassing his platoon. This gallant non-commissioned officer has since died of wounds received during the attack." His other medals include the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal (1914-20), and the Victory Medal (1914-19, with Mentioned in Despatches oak leaf). His Victoria Cross and other medals are on display at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caermarfon Castle in Caermarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.


Service No: 31161
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 'C' Coy. 13th Bn.
Honors: V C

Son of John and Martha Davies, of Ogmore Vale; husband of Elizabeth Ann Darby (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Canada Farm Cemetery
Ypres (Ieper)
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot: II. B. 18
 
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Record added: Oct 29, 2003
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CPL James Llewellyn Davies
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