Davenport, Horace Birch

Davenport, Horace Birch

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service No: 5889

Boer War service: Not known

Date of enlistment: Jan 1899

Date of discharge: Aug 1907

Reason for discharge: Transfer to Reserves

Other information: Horace served in WW1 in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, and was killed in action in 1915. Information about his WW1 service can be found on our Great War site

Born: 25th July 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 26 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the fifth of eight children born to George Davenport, a tin plate worker, and his wife Mary Ann. He married Mabel Jones in 1911 in Whitchurch. Together they had two children, Joy and George Bernard Birch.

Residence: At the time of his baptism, the family were living in Highgate, Whitchurch; by 1891 they had moved to Farm Lane, Whitchurch. By 1901 they had moved to 32 Wrexham Road, although Horace was serving in South Africa

Employment: After the Boer War he was a groom.

Death: Horace was killed in action in WW1 on 9 August 1915 and was commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. He is also commemorated on the Whitchurch Town memorial.

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2 thoughts on “Davenport, Horace Birch

  1. Info I found on my great uncle Horace Birch Davenport states his body was never found .
    So his death info on your page appears wringbto me .
    Unless of course I am missing some information .
    I look forward to hearing from you .

    1. Absolutely my mistake – somehow someone else’s information got tagged on the end of a sentence.
      We are still proof-reading – apologies. If you click the link to the Great War site, the correct information is there.

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