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James Matthews Davey


Davey, James Matthews, Montreal, Quebec, formerly of London, England. Occupation: clerk. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 475815, 3rd University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “Am with [J.] Davey and we have to hang around the barn where we sleep so as to be immediately available in case there is a message to send to our O.C. Co [Officer in charge of the Company],” 3:14 Jun ’16; “[J.] Davey and I are staying at Hdq,” 3:26 Jun ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 154, Pte. J. M. Davey, Reg. No. 475815, 3rd University Co. arrived in the field on 19 March 1916 and was wounded 2 Jun 1916 at Sanctuary Wood. If his wounds were slight, he may have been put on light duty in June along with Frank. If so, the diary references for 14 and 26 June 1916 apply to him rather than Pte. John Davey. Pte. J. M. Davy was killed at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.

Date of Death: 9 April 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France, 7 km north of Arras. Grave Reference: C.C.4., Neuville-St.Vaast Mem. 4.


Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, France.