World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Wilfrid Jervis (N.B. The spelling of Daviss first forename varies between Wilfrid & Wilfred, according to source; He appears to have been known by & used his second forename, Jervis.) Davis
Wilfrid Jervis (N.B. The spelling of Davis's first forename varies between Wilfrid & Wilfred, according to source; He appears to have been known by & used his second forename, Jervis.)
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
La Laiterie Military Cemetery
Davis's rank is recorded at Ellingham as Captain, presumably he was an Acting or Temporary Captain at the time of his death. There's no obvious independent confirmation of his rank in other sources.
Born on 22 January 1891 (baptised 31 March), at Epsom, Surrey, the son of the late Robert Davis (b. about 1852 at Gateshead, County Durham) & of Ellen Davis, of Frinningham Lodge, Maidstone, Kent; late of Darrickwood, Orpington, Kent.
The 1911 Census records the family living at 53, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, when Davis was a Medical Student. He was living with his father, who described himself as a Medical Man, & older sister Ruth Rumney Davis.
The connection with Ellingham, Northumberland, is unclear.
His brother, Guy Clifton Davis, also fell but he had no connections with the Alnwick, Amble, Rothbury, & Wooler districts, so is not included in this database.
Ellingham, St. Maurice's Church (Source: newmp.org.uk)