war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Frederick Edward Davis.
Age. 20 years.
Born abt. 1894.
Residence. Coldred Green Nr. Dover.
Regiment. Railway Troops, Royal Engineers.
Regt. No. 55678.
Short Service. (For the Duration of the War)
Attestation of
No.55678. Frederick Edward Davis - Railway Troops, Royal Engineers.
Coldred Green, Nr. Dover.
Age 20 years 3 months.
Trade. Platelayer.
Next of kin Robert Sheaff, Coldred Green, Nr. Dover - Stepfather.
Free BMD.
Marriage. December qtr. 1897.
Davis. Edith Mary - Sheaff. Robert. Dover.
Death. December qtr. 1914.
Sheaff. Edith M. age 45. Dover.
Enlisted. London 16/12/14.
Attested Sapper 16/12/14.
Ex. Force. Embarked 15/2/15.
Transferred to class Z Army Reserve on Demobilisation 30/3/19.
Became non effective by discharge for re-enlistment for normal period 3rd March 1919.
 Letter ---- the man states his regimental number whilst serving in the R. E. was 55678 and was given a new number 251005 in 1917.
5th July 1920.
Rank Pte. Davis Frederick Edward. 2nd Battalion The Buffs, East Kent Regiment.
Date of enlistment 4/10/19. Canterbury.
Frederick Edward Davis.
Age 24.
Coldred, Kent.
Regt. The Buffs, East Kent Regiment.
Regt. No. 11201.
Short Service (All Arms)
Attestation of
Regt. No. L/11201. Davis Frederick Edward. The Buffs, East Kent Regiment.
Age 24 years 20 days.
Trade. Platelayer. Very Superior.
Joined at Canterbury 4/10/19.
Buffs posted Pte. 5/10/19.


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