Sgt. Herbert Alexander Davies - HQ, 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

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  1. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Sgt. Herbert Alexander Davies, HQ, 92nd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery killed in action off Calais-Marck 6th June 1944 remembered on Bayeux memorial along with W/Bdr. Sidney William Crane (3863436) same unit missing on the same day also killed in action. On D-Day, seven men from 92 LAA were killed in the shelling of the liberty ship Sambut in the Channel. An eighth man died three days later of wounds assume is Gnr. Hartley.

    CWGC

    WO 416/89/370


    Footage shows Sambut on fire "While en route to Normandy with Force 'L', the cameraman's own vessel encounters a Liberty ship, the Sambut, hit and set on fire by German long-range guns at Cape Gris Nez. A naval trawler or 'Flower' Class corvette and a Fairmile 'B' Launch stand by to give the burning wreck assistance."

    1506637 Serjeant Frederick Blaker, aged 25 (318 Battery) Died June 6, 1944. Son of Edwin A and Beatrice M Blaker, of Worthing, Sussex. Bayeux Memorial, Panel 11, Column 1

    2343775 Corporal George Challinor, aged 28 (Royal Corps of Signals attached RHQ). Died June 6, 1944. Son of Arthur and Emma Barlow Challinor, of Nantwich, Cheshire. Dover (St James’s) Cemetery, Kent

    3863436 Bombardier Sidney William Crane, aged 30 (RHQ). Died June 6, 1944. Son of William George Crane and Hannah Crane (nee Marshall); husband of Ivy Winnifred Crane, of Fulham, London. Bayeux Memorial, Panel 11, Column 1

    3863578 Gunner Herbert Alexander Davies, aged 32 (RHQ). Died June 6, 1944. Son of George and Maud Davies, of Liverpool; husband of Grace Elizabeth Davies, of Liverpool. Bayeux Memorial, Panel 11, Column 2

    3862770 Gunner Wilfred Stanley Lever, aged 35 (318 Battery). Died June 6, 1944. Son of James Albert and Alice Lever, of Northwich, Cheshire. Bayeux Memorial, Panel 11, Column 2

    3862773 Serjeant Percy David Ring, aged 32 (318 Battery). Died June 6, 1944. Son of Mr and Mrs John Ring; husband of of Jessie Ring, of Redhill, Surrey. Bayeux Memorial, Panel 11, Column 1

    3862777 Bombardier John Thomas Wolfe, aged 32 (318 Battery). Died June 6, 1944. Son of John and Elizabeth Wolfe; husband of Amy Wolfe, of Liverpool. Bayeux Memorial, panel 11, Column 1

    3862870 Gunner Walter Hartley, aged 31 (318 Battery). Died June 9, 1944. Son of Joseph and Hannah Hartley, of Bootle. Bootle Cemetery, Lancashire
     
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  2. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER
    22 Boxdale Road, Liverpool C.B., Lancashire
    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Herbert A Davies - 17 Jan 1912 - Butchery Manager, Liverpool Co-op - Married
    Grace E Davies - 31 Jan 1910 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Married

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