The chaplain of the battalion wrote to his parents to advise them of the death and that their son had been buried in a little military cemetery at Le Vertounoy.
Second Lieutenant Ivor G Davies
Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment), 2nd Battalion
Killed in Action in France on August 8th, 1918, aged 24
Buried at Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, France
Ivor was born in 1895 to David John Davies and Magdalen, (nee Moses). An only child brought up in the Green Dragon Temperance
Hotel, High Street, Brecon. His parents married in 1894 when he was 35 and his wife was 39.
David was born in Llywel to a farming family. Magdalen was born in Maescar, Defynnog; her
father was a tiler. By 16 in 1871, she was a general servant for the governor of the Brecon County Gaol.
Later she was in London as a head nurse/domestic to a solicitor's family and by 1891 returned to Brecon as a coffee tavern proprietor at 24, High Street, later to be the Green Dragon.
Ivor went to Mount Street School and then the County School in Brecon and later was a clerk in Barclays bank at Hay. He joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) and in France was killed by a machine gun bullet as they were following up the retreating enemy.