ALGERNON SIDNEY DAVIES 

Algernon Sidney DAVIES
Rank: Private
Service Number:77064.
Regiment: 1st/4th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died Sunday 27th October 1918
Age 19
FromFrodsham.
County Memorial UnknownFrodsham
Commemorated\Buried Kezelberg Military Cemetery
Grave\Panel Ref: I. A. 3.
CountryBelgium

Algernon Sidney's Story.

Algernons father was Frodshams local builder, John Gifford Davies, who owned a builders yard on the high street, Brook House , 38 Main Street, Frodsham.
The 1911 census has the family living here in the large 3 storey grade II listed building, 13 rooms,  6 children and 2 lodgers with his wife Edith Ellen Davies. 

Elise was the oldest child with 5 brothers. 

Algernon was born on 1st July 1899. He was the eldest of triplets, the others being Bertrand and Colin. He worked at Castner Kellner and prior to joining the army in June 1917, he had been a member of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the County Regiment. His brother Betrand Ralph Davies joined the Tank Corps, Colin doesnt appear to have served. His sister EliseMoreton Davies was a nurse at the Frodsham Auxilliary Militiary Hospital. 

On the 26th October 1918, the 4th Cheshires were fighting in the area south of Courtrai, east of Ypres in the attempt to capture Autryve.  This attack was sucessful but Alernon died from his woudns the next day. 

He was the last soldier from Frodsham to die in action. 

Algernon is also memorialized on a tablet inside the North Porch of St Laurence's Church, Frodsham, Cheshire, England. His parents are buried in the Churchyard there.

Bertrand Ralph Davies, joined the 3rd Hussars on the 27th June 1917 aged 17 11 months. His profession was listed as that of a shepherd on his service papers. He was measured at 5ft 6 1/2 inches. 
On the 6th June 1918 he joined the tank corps as 310222, and he survived the war. He died in Liverpool on 20th April 1956

Colin Riley Davies moved out fo the area and died in 1988 in Lincoln. He married a local girl Marjorie Forster , died 1996, and they did have have least on child.

Compiled by Graeme Ainsworth with additional information taken from St Laurence, Frodsham,  Remembers The Great War