• DAVIES, Corporal, JAMES LLEWELLYN, V C, 31161. "C" Coy. 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 31st July 1917. Age 31.
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Name
DAVIES
First name
JAMES LLEWELLYN
Date of death
31/07/1917
Title
Corporal VC
Extra information
DAVIES, Corporal, JAMES LLEWELLYN, V C, 31161. "C" Coy. 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 31st July 1917. Age 31. Son of John and Martha Davies, of Ogmore Vale; husband of Elizabeth Ann Darby (formerly Davies), of 8, Nantymoel Row, Nantymoel, Glam. Canada Farm Cemetery II. B. 18. An extract from the supplement to "London Gazette," No. 30272, dated 6th Sept., 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery during an attack on the enemy's line, this non-commissioned officer pushed through our own barrage and single-handed attacked a machine gun emplacement, after several men had been killed in attempting to take it. He bayoneted one of the machine gun crew and brought in another man, together with the captured gun. Cpl. Davies, although wounded, then led a bombing party to the assault of a defended house, and killed a sniper who was harassing his platoon. This gallant non-commissioned officer has since died of wounds received during the attack.
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