328797 Lieutenant David Prosser DAVIES, Intelligence Corps: 16/06/1944

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  1. Ceri Stennett

    Ceri Stennett Member

    I am looking for some help with the circumstances surrounding the death of (328797) Lieutenant David Prosser Davies, Intelligence Corps. He died on 16th June 1944 and was buried at Delhi War Cemetery, India.

    I am compiling a book on the men who fell in the Second World War from my village - Whitchurch - in Cardiff, South Wales and he is named on the local War Memorial.

    He was born in Cardiff in 1911. I suspect that his death was due to illness, but have not been able to find anything specific through the internet so far about the cause of death and place.

    Can anyone help please? Many thanks, Ceri.
     
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Full CWGC details with link, for the record:

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    LIEUTENANT DAVID PROSSER DAVIES
    Service Number: 328797
    Regiment & Unit: Intelligence Corps
    Date of Death: Died 16 June 1944
    Age 32 years old
    Buried or commemorated at
    DELHI WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: 2. G. 11.
    Location: India
    Additional Info: Son of David John and Mary Elizabeth Davies, of Roath, Cardiff. B.A. (Hons.).
    Personal Inscription: "GOOD-NIGHT, MY LOVE, UNTIL THE MORNING"
     
  3. Ceri Stennett

    Ceri Stennett Member

    Hi, thanks for this.

    The CWGC info inevitably is light on some specific information, and this particular candidate (one of 230 I am researching), is proving to be quite problematic!

    Cheers again,

    Ceri.
     
  4. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Here is his Casualty List entry.

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  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Here is his second corrected entry.

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  6. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    The London Gazette.
    Emergency Commission from the Ranks: To be Second Lieutenant.
    5th April 1944.
    11005457 Sgt David Prosser Davies (328797).
     
  7. Ceri Stennett

    Ceri Stennett Member

    Many thanks for these extra items of information, much appreciated.

    Ceri.
     
  8. Skoyen89

    Skoyen89 Senior Member

    Ceri Have you looked for a dataset called something like 'Burials in India' in Findmypast. (At least I think it is there but can check when I get in front of my laptop). It had a number of military burials with cause of death, unit etc that included some I was looking for.
     
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  9. Ceri Stennett

    Ceri Stennett Member

    Hi, yes, I have had a look at these records, but they do not provide any information that is not available elsewhere, and sadly, nothing that gives any details of the circumstances.

    Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Cheers,

    Ceri.
     

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