‘Jack’ Davis, 6th Bn. The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

John Edward ‘Jack’ Davis 6th Battalion The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. His battalion was at Hooge where they saw some fierce fighting. His Division was first to be attacked by flamethrower. He took part in a trench raid where he had to lay out in ‘No Man's Land’. He said ‘holding your nerve was vital for survival’. Jack features in my book 'Great War Portraits'. He died in 2003 at 108 years old. ©KeithCollman 2014


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