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Rifleman 5/391 Thomas Docker Davenport

1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade
Killed in Action, France and Flanders, 10th November 1914, aged 34.

  • Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belguim. Panel 10
  • Awarded Queens South Africa Medal with Clasps, [1914 Star - not on card], British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of the Thomas and Eliza Davenport of Lutterworth Road, Pailton
  • Brother of Private Arthur Francis Davenport
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Pailton

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  • Born Dec Qtr 1880 at Ullesthorpe, Leics
  • Lived at Pailton [1891 and 1911]
  • Employed as a Gardeners Assistant [1911]
  • Enlisted at Coventry on declaration of war
  • Formerly Trooper 1702 of 22 (Cheshire) Company, 2 Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry and served in Boer War. He was awarded the Cape Colony and Orange Free State Clasps. Click here for a transcript of his S Africa records

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