George Fletcher Davies
† Davies, Private George Fletcher no.4466
“Alma”, Tupper Street, Marrickville.
Born 1884 at Alexandria, son of George William and Sarah Davies of “Alma”, Tupper Street, Marrickville.
SMH 1/1/1918: Mr & Mrs G.W. Davies of “Alma” Tupper Street, Marrickville, have been notified that their eldest son, George Fletcher Davies, was killed in France on October 25. His brother, William, is on active service.
Killed in action 25/10/1917.
AWM EDRL428: Letters to the Red Cross re Australian Servicemen:
Corporal C. Britton no.4742 57th Battalion A Company II Platoon, no.3 AGH Abbeville 4/10/1918: I didn't see Davies of A Company TV Platoon killed instantly by a shell at Polygon Wood in daytime, but was told about it by Lance Corporal R.R. McFarlane, A Company who saw him killed. I don't know anything about burial He was a thickly-built man with red hair (we called him Bluey) - a good singer - came from Sydney, his aunt, Miss Fletcher, lived at Fletcher 1st Glen, Little Coogee.
Enquiry on behalf of Mrs G.W. Davies, “Alma” Tupper Street, Marrickville, by S. Whitmee, no.4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25/2/1918.
Died 25 October 1917 aged 33.
Killed in Belgium.
“He died for freedom and honour•” Memorial, Moorfields Cemetery.
Memorial on the Menin Gate.
Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 (of Marrickville).
Killed in Action 25/10/1917.
Australian War Memorial Record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1752919/ [accessed 06/01/2017].
The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002