Arthur Ellis Davies

Birth Name Arthur Ellis Davies
Gender male
Age at Death 82 years, 10 months, 12 days


Military medals awarded -

1939/45 star
Africa star
Italy star
Defence Medal


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 21 August 1917 Immingham, Lincolnshire, England Immingham Docks according to Army records 1a 2a
Census (Grandson) 19 June 1921 6, Ruabon Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Cymru   3a
Occupation from 15 September 1932 to 31 October 1939 Ardwick Station, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England Goods porter with LNER 4a
Occupation 1939 Piccadilly, Manchester, Lancashire, England Railway Porter (Goods unloading) based in Ardwick according to LNER records 5a
Census (Unknown) 29 September 1939 21 Ackroyd Avenue, Droylsden, Manchester, Lancashire, England   5a
Military Service from 15 February 1940 to 3 August 1940 Derby, Derbyshire, England Army number 2001284 D Company 10TB Rail Transport Company, Royal engineers. trade training 2b
Military Service between 4 August 1940 and 23 January 1941 Suez, Egypt sapper Royal Engineers 2b
Event Note

Posted to Palestine area, Lydda (now Lod) a town south of Tel Aviv and the site of the main railway hub. Later in Nathamya (possibly now Netanya north of Tel Aviv.

Military Service between 23 January 1941 and 22 February 1942 Khartoum, Sudan Attached Rail Transport Office, for DAAG 2nd Eschelon. 2b
Event Note

Posted to Gedaref, (now Al-Qadarif) on the rail line from Khartoum to the Red Sea. Admitted to field hospital 21 to 22 July 1941

Military Service between 22 February 1942 and 10 June 1943 Mu‘askar al Ismā‘īlīyah, Egypt RTO Ismalia, Genefor and Fayid 2b
Event Note

In hospital 19 August to 11 September 1941 according to Army records, these dates are out of order and this may be further to posting to Sudan. There is a note to delete all ref. to hospital admission.

Military Service 10 June 1943 Sicily, Italy wounded in the Invasion of Sicily  
Military Service between 4 November 1943 and 14 January 1945 Torre Annunziata, Napoli, Campania, Italy Attached allied forces  
Event Note

Records are not in his Army file for this period, he may have been recorded under the American forces records. His place of work and function are known to me as I visited the area and met many people he knew there. He worked at the railway goods yard south of Naples as train controller.

Military Service between 15 January 1945 and 9 February 1946   Demobilisation 2b
Event Note

Repatriated to UK - Python, embarked 15 January, disembarked 29 January.

In Fullwood Barracks Hospital, Preston 26 February 1945 to 19 March 1945.

27 April transferred to Oxford.

16 to 18 August 1945 in Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Bicester.

Promoted to Lance Corporal 11 November 1945.

Demobilised from Salisbury.

Occupation 1946 Manchester, Lancashire, England Railway Porter 6a
Occupation between 1950 and August 1982   Railway signalman  
Residence from 1950 to 1957 17 Elsdon Drive, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, England    
Residence from 1957 to 1979 12 Salisbury Terrace, Teignmouth, Devon, England    
Residence from 1982 to 2 July 2000 22 Peacock Place, Heywood Drive, Starcross, Devon, England    
Death 2 July 2000 Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford, Exeter, Devon, England   2c
Medical Information 2 July 2000   Congestive cardiac failure  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Arthur Victor Davies3 August 188531 January 1967
Mother Gertrude Florence Jones19 July 1883November 1968
         Arthur Ellis Davies 21 August 1917 2 July 2000
    Sister     Joan Ellis Davies 8 March 1920 February 1993


Family of Arthur Ellis Davies and Dorothy Grist

Married Wife Dorothy Grist ( * 28 December 1922 + 20 February 2003 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 16 March 1946 Manchester, Lancashire, England   6a 2d
Name Birth Date Death Date
Rhian Marie Geleick
Diane Lesley Davies







Type Value Notes Sources
Y-DNA I-M223

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Source References

  1. Great Britain. Registrar General: Civil Registration of Births for England and Wales, 1837-2006
      • Date: December 1917
      • Page: Grimsby 7a 811
  2. Rhian Marie Geleick: Folder of official copies of documents
      • Page: birth certificate
      • Page: Army records of Arthur Ellis Davies
      • Page: death certificate
      • Page: marriage certificate
  3. National archive: UK census 1921
      • Date: 19 June 1921
  4. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; LNER: UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1956
      • Date: 31 October 1939
      • Page: London and North Eastern Railway Company: Staff Records; Class: RAIL397; Piece: 1 page 54
  5. General Register Office: United Kingdom. 1939 Register
      • Date: September 1939
      • Page: RG101/4546H/011/20 Letter Code: NKVC
  6. Great Britain. Registrar General: Civil Registration of Marriages for England and Wales, 1837-2008
      • Date: March 1946
      • Page: Manchester 8d 755