4196167 Private David Pryce DAVIES, 8th Bn. Manchester Regiment: 27/04/1944, Accidental Death

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  1. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,
    I am researching :-

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    PRIVATE
    DAVID PRYCE DAVIES
    Service Number: 4196167
    Regiment & Unit/Ship Manchester Regiment - 8th Bn.
    Date of Death - Died 27 April 1944
    Age 25 years old
    Buried or commemorated at SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY
    IX. E. 37.
    Italy
    Country of Service United Kingdom

    Additional Info - Son of Pryce and Elizabeth Davies, of Cefnybedd, Denbighshire.

    According to the Casualty List he was Accidentally Killed , can anyone help me find out what happened please?
    Many thanks is advance, Regards, Mavis Williams
     

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  2. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Hello Mavis,

    I saw this last night and was down at Kew today so I got the 8 Manchester's WD out to check. It appears he died during a cave in after torrential rain. Five others were injured.

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    Regards,
    Gary.
     
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  3. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Bless you Gary, thank you so much, I have finished his story but really wanted to know how he died, I am really grateful and you are so kind to do this for me.
    Kindest regards, Mavis
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Well done Gary
    Excellent
     

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