Davey, William Roy


War Service:
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM ROY DAVEY of the 12th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers) was killed in action on 1 July 1916, aged 19.
On the first day of the Battle of the Somme the Rangers took part in the attack on Gommecourt. Lt Davey of 'D' Company was killed while trying to find a way through the German wire. By the end of the day the battalion's losses amounted to 17 officers and 498 other ranks killed, wounded or missing.

He is buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Blackheath Congregational Church.

He was the son of William and Jessie Davey.

THE RANGERS’ HISTORICAL RECORDS - From 1859 to the Conclusion of the Great War

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