Joseph John Davies [1889-1976]
Victoria CrossOn 20 July 1916 at Delville Wood, France, prior to an attack on the enemy, Corporal Davies and eight men became separated from the rest of the company. When the enemy delivered their second counterattack, the party was completely surrounded, but Corporal Davies got his men into a shell hole and by throwing bombs and opening rapid fire he succeeded in routing the attackers, and even followed and bayoneted them in their retreat. He later achieved rank of Staff-Sergeant

Joseph John Davies was born in Tipton, Staffordshire on 28 April 1889 and died on 16 February 1976 at Bournemouth where he was cremated. His Victoria Cross is on public display at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Caernarvon.

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