Davey, A J
ARTHUR JAMES DAVEY
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 16B and 16C.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 October 1914, and was presumed killed in action. The 12th Battalion was involved in the Battle of Le Transloy Ridge 7 October 1916 (part of the Somme Offensive), the first objective being Rainbow Trench; however, the Battalion took heavy casualties as it reached the crest of the ridge, but as they reached Rainbow Trench the Germans surrendered in large numbers. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 11 August 1917.
Son of Arthur James and Caroline (nee McGREGOR) DAVEY of Watford.
His parents married 1 November 1894 at St Mary the Virgin, Chatham, Kent. Arthur died 1937 in Watford aged 68, and was buried 25 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Arthur was born 26 October 1896 in either Shorncliffe or Folkstone, Kent, and attended Callowland Board School, Watford, from 1 October 1906 to 21 October 1910. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Gillingham, Kent, with his mother and one sibling [name recorded as DAWLEY]. On the 1911 Census, aged 14 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death07/10/1916
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)