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881   Regimental Sergeant Major Joy Davis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps (British Army)
Died: 27/08/1920 (Died of Illness)
Age: 36
Joy Davis was the eldest son of James and Margaret Davis. Joy was born in Belfast about 1884. Joy Davis attended Drumglass National School. He had served on the Army for a number of years, but his period of service had expired. Sergeant-Major Davis promptly rejoined on the commencement of the war with the Army Service Corps. He was married to Cicely with two children and lived in Belfast. On his gravestone, it states Sergeant-Major Joy Davis died of wounds received on active service in France. He was interred in Sydney Australia on 27 August 1920. The CWGC details of Sergeant-Major Joy Davis cannot be located.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sydney Memorial
  Rookwood, Sydney, 46
Grave Ref: Addenda Panel
CWGC Casualty 75452398
The Sydney Memorial stands in Sydney War Cemetery, which is situated about 17 kilometres west of Sydney. By road the route is along the Great Western Highway (Parramatta Road), turning south into Marlborough Road which continues direct to the cemetery. The War Cemetery itself is in the grounds of Rookwood Necropolis, and the main entrance is at the western side, on the necropolis roadway.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
2 Union Place National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Davis family Does not list Joy as living with the family at house 26 in Barrack Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Davis family Does not list Joy as living with the family at house 20 in Barrack Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Joy Davis' family Lists Joy as age 27 living with his family at house 16 in Barrack Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
4 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 Joy Davis listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 North Irish Horse Phillip Tardif's North Irish Horse website
7 Record of Joy Davis's burial Died 30 Sept, buried Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020