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881   Regimental Sergeant Major Joy Davis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/09/1883
Died: 27/08/1920 (Died of Illness)
Age: 37
Summary      
Joy Davis was the eldest son of James and Margaret Davis. Joy was born on 21st September 1883 in Ballymacarrett, Belfast. He 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 family headstone in Dungannon, 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..
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rookwood Necropolis
  Sydney, New South Wales, 46
Grave Ref: Addenda Panel
CWGC Casualty 75452398
Summary      
Rookwood Necropolis is 11 miles west of Sydney, its perimeter bounded by the suburbs of Lidcombe, Flemington, Strathfield and Chullora. It can be reached by road by following the Great Western Highway (Parramatta Road) from Sydney. After travelling nine-and three-quarters miles turn south into Marlborough Road which continues direct to the cemetery.
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Local Memorial Details

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

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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 2015-2021