1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, to Gwilym Davies, Royal Field Artillery.

1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, all officially impressed as
issued, to

3203, Driver Gwilym Davies, Royal Field Artillery.

Gwilym was the Son of Jared and Catherine Davies, of 25, Union Buildings, Llanelli.

He enlisted at Llanelli into the Royal Field Artillery, and was posted to France with A Battery, 63rd Brigade, RFA, which was attached to the 12th (Eastern) Division.

The Division landed at Boulogne on 31 May 1915, and took over the line at Ploegsteert Wood.

They then moved south and fought in the Battle of Loos, and the subsequent actions of the Hohenzollern Redoubt, and remained there until March 1916.

By June they were in position at the Somme, and attacked Ovillers on 2 July.

They fought at Poziéres and Le Transloy before being moved to the Arras area during October, 1916, where they fought in the March 1917 Battle of Arras, taking part in the First Battle of the Scarpe, and the Battle of Arleux.

Gwilym died during the Battle of Arleux, on 13 May 1917.

He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.

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