John Hedworth Davies

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

John Hedworth Davies


Military History:        


Regiment:                               Royal Field Artillery

Rank:                                      Driver

Regimental Number:              234507      

Date of Enlisting:                    9.5.1917

Date of death:                         1948/9

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Nothing is known of John’s military history except that he was a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery, Regimental Number 234507.  He survived the War and it is thought he died in 1948/9 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

John was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. 

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                2nd quarter 1879

Birth Place:                   Chester, Cheshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      3rd quarter 1903


John was born in the Chester District, Cheshire in the 2nd quarter 1879. It is not known who his parents were.  Before enlisting John was a brewer’s labour in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

John married Phoebe Picking in the 3rd quarter 1903 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  They had nine children: James Hedworth born 8.8.1905, Mabel Caroline born 13.3.1907, John Henry born 11.9.1909, Ada Mary born 12.1.1912, Rhoda Evelyn born 6.3.1914, Lilian Shirley born 16.12.1916, Edith May born 3.5.1921, Robert John born 1.9.1923 and Elizabeth Mary born 18.4.1926.

It is thought John died in 1948/9 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.




John HHHedworth Davies

Birth Place:

Chester District, Cheshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Not known




Royal Field Artillery



Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Not known

This page was added on 02/03/2018.