Sergeant John Lauton Davies, 3846619. "A" Coy. 2nd Bn. The Loyal North Lancs Regt

1880 Born Tairbull, Llanspyddid

1881 census at Tairbull School, Llanspyddid

1891 census at National School House, Bwlch, Cathedine, Breconshire, Wales

1901 census living as a boarder at 2, Conway Place, Brecknock St Mary, Brecon. His brother is there too.

1911 census living I cannot find him. He must have been in army at this point

1915 John L Davies marries May Pearce in Steyning, Sussex

1921 Jul 10. Dies Age 36 Killed in Action when ambushed on Upper Main Street Castleisland County Kerry. Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Mrs. Annie Davies, of Garth House, Pencelby, Brecon, and the late Edward Davies; husband of May Davies, of 3, Upper Hamilton Rd., Brighton.

He was apparently killed by a shotgun blast, and the IRA believe it was fired by Dick Shanahan, who also died in the ambush

Buried Brighton City Cemetery


Castleisland Ambush