Private Nelson DAVENPORT

1939 Register: 17 New Road, Crich
John DAVENPORT; b. 18 March 1879; Limestone Quarryman; married
Rose E. DAVENPORT; b. 12 December 1882; Unpaid domestic duties; married
Nellie DAVENPORT; b. 30 July 1907; Unpaid domestic duties; single
Leonard DAVENPORT; b. 07 March 1915; Fluospar Miner below; single
Nelson DAVENPORT; b. 11 December 1918; Stone Breaker Limestone; single
Two redacted entries
[ RG101/5941A/015/5 Letter Code: RCHN]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Nelson DAVENPORT
Born: 1919 Age 25
Death: 30 June 1944
Number: 5675789
Rank: Private
Unit: 4th Battalion
Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry
Grave: X.G.2
Cemetery: St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux
Country: France
Information: Son of John and Rose Elizabeth Davenport, of Crich, Derbyshire.

St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux

 

Ripley & Heanor News & Ilkeston Division Free Press 28 July 1944
CRICH SOLDIER KILLED
Mrs. J. Davenport, of New Road, Crich, has been oficially informed that her son Pte. Nelson Davenport (25), has been killed in action in France.
Pte. Davenport who joined up in January 1940, had been stationed in England until the invasion of France.
He was previously employed by the Clay Cross Co., at their Cliff Quarry, Crich