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Hi all,


I am searching for the following casualty on the 1911 census on Ancestry with no luck. Can anybody help?



Trying to ascertain his age when KIA. If anybdy can turn anything up on him I'd be very grateful.

Much appreciated


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SDGW tells us he was born in Brampton Abbots, Hereford


SER tells us his Father was called Leonard


Are you saying that armed with the above information you have been unable to find him in the census?





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I can't readily find him on the 1911 Census of England & Wales, but Soldiers Died in the Great War says he was born Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire.


There is a 9 year old Arthur Davies, born Llanglydwin Carmarthenshire, who was recorded on the 1901 Census of England & Wales living at Gatsford Road, Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire. This was the household of his parents, Leonard, (aged 40, a Domestic Gardener, born Brampton Abbotts), and Elizabeth A, (aged 41, Laundress, born Much Birch, Herefordshire). The couple have 5 other children, with those younger than Arthur all born Herefordshire.


Parents Leonard and Elizabeth were still at Gatsford Road on the 1911 Census of England & Wales. Although Arthur wasn't living with them, in response to one of the questions about how many children their marriage has produced, the couple state 8 - all then still alive.


Probably worth checking the Register of Soldiers Effects entry for Arthur Davies on Ancestry to see who his balance of pay and War Gratuity were sent to.

There may also be a brief transcript there of any Pension Ledger Card \ Dependants Pension Card - the latter relates to financial dependancy. If Arthur was having deductions from his pay sent to either his mother or father this would have opened up the way to a Dependants Pension claim.





Edit 17/04/2021 14.56 : Apologies to @RussT - just re-read the thread and realised we had cross-posted.

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Using Soldiers Effects on Ancestry

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 - Ancestry.co.uk

Father Leonard

gave me

UK, World War I Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 - Ancestry.co.uk

so Mother Elizabeth Ann

Name:Arthur Davies


Record Type:Card

Death Date:29 Sep 1916

Service Number:9704

Corps, Regiment or Unit:Lancashire Fusiliers

Title:WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers

Description:Other Ranks Died Davidson G-Davies A

Reference Number:11/D/99981

Next of Kin:

NameRelation to Soldier

Arthur Davies 

Elizabeth Ann DaviesMother

Leonard Davies


Then Soldiers Died gave me Brampton Abbotts, Hereford

thus got a 1901 census on Ancestry HERE

estimate birth 1892

abt 1892 Llanglydwen, Carmarthenshire, Wales


so I'm going for this 1911 census

1911 Wales Census - Ancestry.co.uk


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England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 - Ancestry.co.uk


Carmarthenshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1560-1994 - Ancestry.co.uk

Name:Arthur Davies

Baptism Age:0

Record Type:Baptism

Birth Date:1892

Baptism Date:27 Mar 1892

Baptism Place:Llanglydwen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Father:Leonard Davies

Mother:Elizabeth Ann Davies

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Born at Blaenllyn, Llangolman , Pembrokeshire.

Baptized a few miles away in Llanglydwen (note spelling), across the county  line in Carmarthenshire.


Not saying there might be family still in the area in 1918, but the Pembrokeshire Absent Voters List survives and is available online at:


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A huge thank you to all who replied...your generosity and skill never ceases to amaze me!

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