Gilbert Edward DAVIES
Rank: Private
Service Number:2781.
Regiment: 1/7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died of wounds Wednesday 1st December 1915
Age 23
From Alderley Edge.
County Memorial Alderley Edge
Commemorated\Buried Helles Memorial
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 75 to 77.

Gilbert Edward's Story.

Born in 1892 at Alderley Edge, Gilbert was the eldest son of John and Mary Ann Davies of 21 Chapel Street. In 1911 Gilbert was serving his time as an apprentice joiner with Mr Massey. He was a member of the Church Lads Brigade and also belonged to the Church Band, he was also an enthusiastic footballer.

He enlisted at Macclesfield and was drafted with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (M.E.F.) to the Dardanelles, landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 8th August 1915. He died of wounds 1st December 1915 at the 2nd Field Ambulance, Suvla Bay. His widow, Edith and one child received £3 10 shillings War Gratuity.

His brother Albert Vincent Davies was killed in action in 1917.

The Cheshire Roll of Honour would like to thank H.A.G. Carlisle for this information on Gilbert.