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I.G.S. correctly impressed - 3955159 Pte D R Davies K.S.L.I.
1939/45 Star, Defence and War.
Condition = EF
The group includes; a Dunkirk Medal and certificate; two red books; letters home to his wife; cap badges; his wife's pocket diary; kings badge, and certificate and discharge documents.
First time on the market.
Daniel Richard Davies was born in Wales in 1902. A Tin Worker by trade, he served in the 6th Bn Welch Regiment (T.A.) from 12th May 1926 until 8th November 1928.
He joined the Regular Army on 9th November 1928 in Swansea. Becoming Pte (3955159) in the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. He went on to Serve in India and was awarded an Indian General Service Medal - North West Frontier 1930 -31. He returned home from India in 1936 and continued to serve.
Davies went out with the B.E.F. on 24th September 1939, and being in the K.S.L.I. was one of the last to make it back from Dunkirk on 1st June 1940. One of the letters included with the group states the first boat he was on was sunk, and he was picked up again after a period in the Channel!
On 12th August 1943, he was discharged due to no longer being physically fit; since escaping Dunkirk, he had served at home with the Royal Artillery.