25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

 Charles John DAVIS

Charles was born on the 9th of April 1895 in Stratford Bow (baptised 12 May 1896 at St. Mary Stratford Bow), the son of William, a warehouseman, & Mary Jane (nee Stewart / Stuart). In the 1911 census Charles is recorded as being a Stock Broker's Clerk.

Charles married Suzanne Marie Mathilde Guyon-Messager at St.Michaels and All Angels Church in Walthamstow on the 8th of Sept. 1923.

The five embroideries were sewn by Charles whilst in India when he became very very ill, and ended up in hospital where he was helped to do embroidery by the local memsahibs.
[Photos and info courtesy of Stella & Nigel Logan, daughter & grandson of Charles]




Liddle Collection, Leeds University

Reference: IND 15
Name: DAVIS, C J
Background: Davis, C J. Enlisted on 31 Aug 1914 in the 25th Cyclists Battalion, County of London Regiment. After coastal defence duties in Sussex and Norfolk, he arrived in India in Feb 1916 and served on the North-West Frontier, seeing action in the Waziristan Campaign, 1917, the Amritsar Riots, 1919, and the Afghan War, 1919. Discharged from the army on Armistice Day 1919.
Extent of Collection: 1 file
Content: 147 mounted photographs (1914-1919); 12 postcards (nd); 25th Cyclists Battalion, County of London Regiment Christmas card (1917); 53 photographs, mainly of the Waziristan Campaign (1917-1919); 6 diaries (1914-1919); Service and hymn sheet for St Mark's, Bangalore [Apr 1916]; Order relating to demobilization (Apr 1919); Army publication 'Health Maxims for Men' (nd); Press cuttings relating to 25th Cyclists Battalion, the Amritsar Riots, General Dyer's death etc (1927-1933, nd); Brief service history (nd); Badge of the 25th Cyclists Battalion, County of London Regiment (nd).
Dates: 1914-1919
Finding Aids: India catalogue (hard copy)
Copies: Microfilmed

Acknowledgments - Liddle Collection, University of LEEDS

The inside cover from a copy of the 25th London's book sold on Ebay in April 2019.


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