Lance Corporal Edward Stanley Davis

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

2 Sep 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

23 Duke Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Red Cross Corner Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Civilian


The Luton News , 3rd October 1918
L-Cpl Edward Stanley Davis

L-Cpl Edward Stanley Davis, 170, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on September 2nd, 1918. The 35-year-old was the only son of aged widowed mother Margaret, who lived at the rear of 23 Duke Street, Luton.

Edward had enlisted when only 16 years old and had gone through the Boer War in South Africa. He was later employed as a general labourer before re-enlisting at the outbreak of war in August 1914, doing 18 months transport service ahead of being placed in the firing line.

In late 1917 he was in shell holes for six days and night, resulting in trench feet and fever that necessitated him being brought back from the front that December. After three months of treatment in Scotland, he was sent to Ampthill and then to Landguard in Suffolk. He was given a short leave and was then back in France only five weeks when he met his death.

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L-Cpl Edward Stanley Davis

Author: Deejaya

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