image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd August 1918; age 21; KiA.
Residence: 2, Silent Street, Ipswich.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs Davall, of Ipswich.
1901 12, Cardinal Street, Ipswich.
Cecil was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Walter Richard Davall, 42, a Boot Maker – own account, born Holborn, Middlesex.
Laura Davall (nee Sugars), 32, born Ipswich.
William Alfred Davall, 5, born Ipswich.
Elsie May Davall, 1, born Ipswich.
Edith Alice Davall, 2 months, born Ipswich.
1911 109, Camden Road, Ipswich.
Cecil was 13 years old and living with his sisters as boarders to 43 year old, Sophia & 39 year old George Maskell a General Labourer – Engineers Factory.
Cecil’s father Walter Richard Davall, died 1907, Ipswich. His mother Laura Davall, died, 1909, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:
In the “History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914 -1927”, 2nd Lt Davall is recorded as having been wounded twice. Once at the Battle of Polygon Wood between 26/09/1917 and 30/09/1917 and again while taking part in a trench raid in the Hinges Sector on 24/05/1918. (kelvin Dakin)