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Harry James Davis

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Carolyn

Carolyn Report 12 Nov 2012 12:58

Am trying to find the death of:

Harry James Davis
year of birth 1897 or 1898
place of birth
6 Canning Road
Walthamstow

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 13:05

How did you get back to him?

Do you know anything else about him?

Have you tried looking for info yourself? His birth for instance?

Carolyn

Carolyn Report 12 Nov 2012 13:13

This is my sister in laws grandfather, we found him on the 1901 and 1911 census
He was25 in 1923 when he married Edith May Biggs (she was born on 14 Feb) – she was 27 when they married

Dea

Dea Report 12 Nov 2012 13:13

DAVIS, Stephen George Bruce Head Married M 40 1871 General Labourer Compton Berks VIEW
DAVIS, Ada Wife Married19 years F 40 1871 Blouse Maker Islington Middlesex VIEW
DAVIS, Ada Maude Daughter Single F 18 1893 Button Hole Machinist Islington Middlesex VIEW
DAVIS, Stephen Frank Son Single M 16 1895 Errand Boy Islington Middlesex VIEW
DAVIS, Harry James Son M 14 1897 School Walthamstow Essex VIEW

RG number: RG14

Piece: 2240

Reference: RG14PN2240 RG78PN76 RD26 SD3 ED20 SN256

Registration District: Wandsworth

Sub District: South West Battersea

Enumeration District: 20

Parish: Battersea

Address: 59 Chatham Road S W

County: London


Dea x

Gins

Gins Report 12 Nov 2012 13:14

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about Harry James Davis
Name: Harry James Davis
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1897
Date of Registration: Feb 1988
Age at Death: 90
Registration district: Waveney
Inferred County: Suffolk
Volume: 10
Page: 3412

Barry

Barry Report 12 Nov 2012 13:17

Possible ?

Harry James Davis born Sept 24 1897
died February 1988 Wayeny Suffolk aged 90
Ref 10 3412

edit - snap

Gins

Gins Report 12 Nov 2012 13:18

Did you know that his service records are online

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
Name: Harry James Davis
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Age at enlistment: 19
Residence: St Chatham Road, Battersea London SW
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: L20224
Regiment Name: Field Artillery (Camberwell)
Number of images: 22

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 13:19

Why didn't you tell us all you knew in the first place?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 12 Nov 2012 13:25

In case you don't have this.........


London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
about Stephen George Druce Davis
Name: Stephen George Druce Davis
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Age: 21 (Litter Carrier)
Spouse Name: Ada Dixon
Spouse Age: 21
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 11 Jun 1892
Parish: Mildmay Grove St Jude
Borough: Islington
Father Name: Stephen Davis (Carrier)
Spouse Father Name: James Dixon (??? Maker)
Register Type: Parish Register
Witnesses: James Dixon and Dllen Dixon


Dea

Dea Report 12 Nov 2012 13:34

This seems to be Army record of the one posted on 1911:

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 about Harry James Davis
Name: Harry James Davis
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Age at enlistment: 19
Residence: St Chatham Road, Battersea London SW
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: L20224
Regiment Name: Field Artillery (Camberwell)
Number of images: 22

The above Army records show a birth date around 7th April 1896 - the death below is only a few days out ???



England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Harry Davis
Name: Harry Davis
Birth Date: 17 Apr 1896
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1979
Age at Death: 83
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: West Midlands
Volume: 32
Page: 0630

Dea x

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 13:38

Births Dec 1897 (>99%)
Davis Harry James W. Ham 4a 375

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 13:42

Those army records are of an older man.............unless your birth year info is wrong, Carolyn


??????????

1901 England Census

Name: Harry Davis
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Relation: Nephew
Gender: Male
Where born: New Southgate
Civil parish: East Ham
Ecclesiastical parish: Forest Gate All Saints
Town: East Ham
County/Island: Essex
Country: England


Registration district: West Ham
Sub-registration district: East Ham
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 29
Piece: 1596
Folio: 30
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
Willia Wilkerson 38
Thirza Wilkerson 31
Willie Wilkerson 5
John Wilkerson 3
Shilda Wilkerson 1
Ethel Ward 15
Harry Davis 3

You say you know how old he was when he married.......presumably, that means you have the cert.

Who was his FATHER?

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 13:45

How do you know the exact address at which he was born?

Carolyn

Carolyn Report 12 Nov 2012 13:57

My sister in law gave me the info, just checking where she got it from

Carolyn

Carolyn Report 12 Nov 2012 14:06

Found out that she got the info from her Mum whom is the daughter of Harry James Davies.

Gins

Gins Report 12 Nov 2012 15:15

From a tree at Ancestry

Harry James Davis
Davis Family Tree
Birth: 24 Sep 1897 - London, England
Death: 17 Feb 1988 - Suffolk, England
Parents: Stephen George Bruce Davis, Ada Dixon

Those service records I posted have the same address as the 1911 census that Dea posted, he listed as a 'Labourer' and NOK as Ada Davis - mother


What makes you say they are for an older man Reggie?

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 16:25

The service records show his birth year as c1896.........the info given by Carolyn says he was born in 1897/8.............possibly the birth I posted. But I did add a proviso to my statement when I made it

But..........it's all speculation until Carolyn gives more info

It seems this man is not related to her in any way..................so the person who is related needs to provide the FULL info from the marriage cert

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 16:26

The Suffolk death ties in with the late 1897 birth............

One would hope that his daughter would know when and where he died..........

Gins

Gins Report 12 Nov 2012 16:47

I just took it be that he didnt know when he was born!


Maybe he lied about his age. If he was born in Sept 1897 and the document date is 7th May 1915, he wouldnt have been 18 until Sept 1915

Did you have to be 18 to join up, in 1915?

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Nov 2012 22:47

Theoretically, yes........

but..............we're still waiting for Carolyn to fill in the blanks in the info she provided