image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd August 1918; age 21; KiA.
Residence: 2, Silent Street, Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 2nd June 1916.
Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Formerly Sergeant, 22737, of the South Wales Borderers, 12th 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.
William A. Davall, of 16, Cox Lane, Ipswich, later of 17, Foxhall Road, Ipswich applied for medals due to late brother – 30th January 1921.
Probate to Miss Dorothy Mary Hardwick, of 88, Finchley Road, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to James Mitchell Esq.
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).